News Roundup – Origins, Sailing, Stitcher, Pakistan Nuclear Plant

  • Origins of Google Earth – Stefan Geens at OgleEarth adds another link to comments from one of the founders of Keyhole about the origins of the application which became Google Earth.
  • Sailing Records Race in Google EarthTransatlantic Sailing Records Compared – ‘skyrover’ at the Google Earth Community gathered data from three different sailing record passages across the Atlantic (1990, 2001, and 2006) and combined the data into Google Earth. The KMZ file lets you run a virtual race between the three boats – Playstation, OrangeII, and Jet Servcies). This is an innovative approach to showing sailing data, especially with GE 4. Developed by by the folks at
  • Realviz releases a new version of Stitcher which allows you to create panorama photos and now allows you to export to KML so you can georeference them.
  • Nuclear plant in Kushab, Pakistan – Stefan puts together some satellite photos as overlays in Google Earth from a published report showing intelligence from satellite photos of this Pakistan nuclear plant. Read more here.

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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