Google Earth 5 Announcement Video

Google Earth 5 was announced last week with fanfare at the California Academy of Sciences. Although its been a while, I thought some Google Earth fans might be interested to see how important Google and others thought the new Google Earth 5 would be. Speakers included: Greg Farrington (of California Academy of Sciences), Dr. Eric Schmidt (CEO of Google), John Hanke (Director of Google Geo), Vice President Al Gore, Dr. Sylvia Earle (noted oceanographer from National Geographic Society), Terry Garcia, Marissa Mayer (VP of Google), and Jimmy Buffett (noted ocean musician!). Here is the official video of the event:

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. Interesting video. Wondering if you saw the kmz file about the two satillites that collided?
    Here is a post on it.

  2. I saw a short David Attenborough interview at ARKive about Google Earth 5.0. He seemed to be so excited as I am feeling last days, diving into the deeps of the Ocean…Google sometimes is a charade, but, for me, feels like a good one…evil? I prefer to read this word in a reverse way, as if I was Alice…with all that consciousness!

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