Another Panorama Innovation for Google Earth

Google Earth as Panorama ViewerAndy at DigitalUrban has been continuing his exploration of panorama technologies with Google Earth. This time he has taken a panoramaic photo and overlayed it on top of the Google Earth globe. He then put some placemarks in it to label things in the photo (in this case the name of a couple of buildings). This is an interesting twist in using the image overlay feature of Google Earth (which is usually used to put things like clouds over the Earth). So essentially Andy is making GE a panorama viewer. Check it out . (I recommend you have layers like “Borders” turned off, and other placemarks off – or turn them on for some weird looking views).
Also, a couple of other people have used the tutorial on making panoramas with GE. If you have Quicktime VR installed (or a suitable viewer) here is: Moscow, Russia (more info), and New York City (more info).

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.

Leave a Reply