Video Showing Storm Tracking Tools for Google Earth

In order to give people a better idea of how you can use Google Earth to track storms, I’ve put together this YouTube video showing a sample of the possibilities. The visualizations you see in this video are available to anyone with Google Earth by using a collection of tools which were developed by both weather professionals and hobbyists who have shared their tools with the public. You can get these tools yourself and become your own weather man. Read my article on the best storm tracking tools for Google Earth. Here’s the video:

Here’s the link again:
Stefan Geens of OgleEarth shows you some other available tools which you could use to make yourself into a YouTube weather forecaster. See his article about making your own Google Earth backdrop to a video broadcast. Here’s his first try with the tools (ignore the gray stuff in the first few seconds):

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. Ernst M. Kofler says:

    Cool, and Stefan should use a Space Navigator for future shows 😉

  2. Actually, by what’s in the photos that Stefan posted, it looks like he was using the Space Navigator.
    I made an added proposal at my own blog this morning once I saw Stefan’s demonstration.
    Feel free to take a look.

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