Official Google Blog on Google Earth Announcements

John Hanke, General Manager of the Google Earth team, has written a blog entry for the Official Google Blog about the announcements made yesterday for the new Google Earth/Maps announcements. The blog entry has a number of example KMLs in celebration of the 1st anniversary of the release of Google Earth (a little early since it was the end of June 2005 when it was released). Some of the links point to stories written here at Google Earth Blog. There are also links to downloading the new Google Earth V4, Google SketchUp, and the 3D warehouse. Make sure you check out the huge update to the Google Earth satellite photos.

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.


  1. Google Earth has done an amazing job. I have used your maps, and they were truly excellent guides. More power!

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