To illustrate the huge variety of the visualization capabilities of Google Earth during my presentation at the AGU conference last month, I created a video which is a rapid-fire slideshow of images from Google Earth Blog between August 2005 and the end of 2007 – 2.5 years of Google Earth in 2.5 minutes. Several people have asked to see it again. Unfortunately, the process of uploading this to YouTube has created quite a bit of compression artifacts. Since this is a slide show with a great deal of variety of content from one frame to the next, compression doesn’t work well for it. If this video ends up being popular, I’ll try to find a home for the less-compressed version. Of course, you could just re-read all 1300 blog posts and click on the thumbnails to see the images first-hand. 🙂
The music in the background is from Tartan Rascals.
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.
Wow, that video does a staggeringly good job of showing just how much content you’ve showcased on this blog. I’m floored.
Also, IMO, the artifacts aren’t too bad — I expected them to be worse.
Very interesting. I’ll post it on my blog.
Great video !
Is there someway you can share a higher definition version ? because in full screen mode, Youtube is not great…
james rapid fire says
Great video, like the rapid fire effect. would love to also see the high def video.