Links: Japan Tourism, GE Tutorial, GoogleSightseeing

  • New Japan Tourism Layer – Google has released a new Japan Tourism layer for Google Earth. The layer can be found under Gallery->Travel and Tourism->Japan Tourism. Placemarks will appear as you zoom over Japan with information on popular tourism sites.

  • GE Tutorial – Richard Treves, who writes the Google Earth Design blog, has released a new Google Earth tutorial (he’s done others in the past). Richard produces content and educational tools related to Google Earth as part of the University of Southhampton – School of Geography.

  • GoogleSightseeing Adds Languages – The excellent site, which shares unique locations visible in Google Earth/Maps and adds some creative interpretation or amusing perspectives. They have added new versions of their site in 3 additional languages bringing the total to 6 (English, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, and French).

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. How does someone get added to that Google layer though?

  2. Great work with this really impressed at the hard work and dedication you guys have put in!!! It’s a cool concept.
    D. Kachon
    Strategic Marketing Agency

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