Google Earth Blog World Headquarters

Google Earth Blog World HQ

After working several years from my home office, I started off 2007 by leasing an office in a building with other business people. It seems I reached my limit in working in solitude, and needed some business oriented social interaction. Since I’ve been an entrepreneur all my life, I naturally checked out the First Flight Venture Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. You can use the map above, or see the location here in Google Earth . This facility specializes in incubating new businesses by providing high class office space, office equipment, conference rooms, business advice, and other resources to help entrepreneurs increase their chances of success. And, I think the name is highly appropriate (North Carolina being the home to the first flight of the Wright Brother’s). The Research Triangle Park (RTP) is a pretty great area to work. You can see there are lots of trees in the area, there are lots of places to walk or bike nearby, and a park right behind my office! So, if you’re in the area and want to visit the GEB World Headquarters, you know where to go. 🙂

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. Frank, is that the building formerly known as the Triangle Universities Computing Center (TUCC)?

  2. I LOVE Google Earth. However, I have one problem with what I can only guess is a Google Earth policy. Every time you all update Google Earth, my ‘old’ Google Earth disappears from my computer. Today it happened as I sat here looking at it. This has happened the last THREE times you all have upgraded Google Earth. I don’t mind upgrading but I DO mind losing everything I’ve worked so hard to find and save on Google Earth. I’m working in genealogy and need to be able to retrieve the things I’ve saved. Now today, I have to download your new version and go in and look for and save everything I already HAD saved ALL OVER AGAIN. This is EXTREMELY frustrating. Can’t you figure out a way for people to be able to save what they’ve done BEFORE you make them lose it all?

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