Globe Glider Video Demonstration

As mentioned yesterday, I wanted to create a video demonstrating why I think Globe Glider is a super mapping mashup. Globe Glider in its basic form lets you get a strong sense of geospatial context by having two different map views (one can be aerial photos, the other roads; or one can be Virtual Earth, the other Google Maps) all within the same browser page. But, Globe Glider can also be used within Google Earth. The following video demonstration shows how it works. My favorite examples are showing Virtual Earth Bird’s Eye views synchronized with a Google Earth 3D view, and then showing VE 3D synchronized with GE all done within Google Earth! (Please excuse the poor video quality, I loaned my usual video camera to a friend – so I had to use a small digital camera to make the video). The video is less than 5 minutes.

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. You’re using a video camera to record your screen???
    Open source Desktop recording software :
    Check it out, trust me.

  2. It really is unfortunate that VE doesn’t support other platforms. But hey, this was probably the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time!

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