This is pretty amazing! Valery Hrosunov posted that you could include FlashEarth (a very cool mashup itself which lets you switch between several mapping application aerial/satellite views – like Google Maps, Virtual Earth, Yahoo Maps, and more) all within a placemark bubble – if you are using GE 4.2 on Windows. Then, Barry Hunter of Nearby.uk.org posted a cool “mashup” which uses a network link to present a placemark for your current view (NOTE: you may need a large GE window to see this properly). When you click on the arrow placemark you get Flashearth which will open right over the same place you are looking at.
This is a very handy way to view places in Google Earth and quickly check to see if other aerial databases have a different view. Thanks Valery and Barry!
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.
Barry Hunter says
Just a quick note that if you download the link again (using the same link above), then you now get a choice of Popup sizes, so change to suit your screen!
Also the zoom level on the FlashEarth map should match the GE view a lot better now. (you get that automatically whether update or not 🙂