Mini-News Roundup

Some things coming across the GEB RSS-reader and E-mails:

  • In a New York Times article about Google’s 1st quarter profits:

    “Eric E. Schmidt, Google’s chief executive, said the market share increase might be related to the use of some of the company’s new products, like Google Video, Google Earth and Google Maps, as well as the introduction of Google News in several countries.”

  • is a web site which “offers personal travel impressions from over 100 countries in pictures and stories. It aims to give travel advice and travel inspiration.” There are many photos and personal accounts of travel all over the world and the site is available in several languages. More importantly, they now have a Google Earth file allowing you to see the sites they have stories about as placemarks. The placemarks contain photos and a brief summary and a link to the full stories at their site.
  • Arc2Earth, an application for converting ESRI ArcGIS content into GE KML content, now has a 7-day free-trial version available.
  • KMLer, another application for converting ESRI ArcGIS content into GE KML content, has a new web site, and recently announced a new version at the GEC. Via OgleEarth.
  • Earthclimber is a web site which uses Google Earth to locate climbing destinations around the world. Via E-mail from its author Toby in Oregon.
  • DigiLondon – this blog about London ties information to location with GE and Google Maps. Via e-mail from its author Lee Rickler.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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