Black Pearl in 3D in Google Earth

Black Pearl in Google EarthOver the holidays, ‘jpwade’ (who has contributed many 3D models to the GE Community) posted a 3D model similar to the Black Pearl ship from the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean“. He also implemented a time animation showing the ship sailing about in a bay in the islands. Load the Black Pearl model (you must be using GE 4) and hit the “Play” button (a right arrow triangular button on the right of the time slider in the upper part of the screen). Pay close attention to how it animates at the beginning. It seems his version of the Black Pearl has capabilities similar to the Flying Dutchman. Thanks Joey!
Related, some other 3D models for Google Earth by ‘jpwade’:

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. also, the maps served using the google maps api are old than those served at both in the map data & the satelite imagery.

  2. In which file I have to put that?
    (.kmztmp, alchemy, kvw, lang, res, or xml)

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