Jimmy Buffet Helps Announce Google Earth 5

If only I had known – I might have changed my plans and made my way to the Google Earth 5 launch. They actually had Jimmy Buffet help make the GE 5 announcement. Probably the most liked musician by sailors around the world, Jimmy Buffet is a legend. Did I mention before that I’m a sailor? Appropriately enough, Jimmy was helping launch Google Earth 5 in large part because of the new features for the oceans. They created a special recorded tour which you can play back with Google Earth 5 which gives a tour of Hawaii and Jimmy Buffet’s upcoming concert tour there. In the background is a classic Jimmy Buffet song as you fly around the islands and swoop through the oceans.

Jimmy Buffet in Google Earth 5

Check out the Jimmy Buffet recorded tour (with Google Earth 5, 8 Mbytes). Once it loads in GE 5, double click on “Jimmy’s Tour” to start it. Make sure you turn up your sound for the music!

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.


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