Google Earth Outreach Enhancements

Google announced the Google Earth Outreach program in June of this year. The new initiative is designed to help nonprofit organizations around the world leverage the power of Google Earth to illustrate and advocate for the important work that they do. The Outreach web site highlights content from non-profits, provides tips and tutorials for producing better KML, and GE Pro grants are available to US non-profits.
Outreach Showcase
Google has enhanced its showcase with many examples of Outreach Google Earth content. For example, look at the many powerful examples of Google Earth content about our environment. Many of the showcased examples have been written about with more detail in Google Earth Blog – see the GEB environment category.
Outreach YouTube Channel
Goolge has developed an Outreach YouTube channel with clips about non-profit content as well as tutorials for developing better KML. Here is an example of the UNEP layer:

Background Information on Global Awareness Layers
In addition, there are now new in-depth background information pages on several of the Global Awareness layers from Google Earth. These well-written stories provide interesting details about how and why they these layers were created. For example:

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. Stephen Kemp says:

    In your blog post:
    “Outreach YouTube Channel
    Goolge has developed […]”
    Check the spelling of the greatest company in the world… GOOGLE!

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