News – Sky makes it to Android, Greece Halts Street View

  • Sky Goes Android – the Google Earth Sky application, which started out as an inside-out version of Google Earth to view the night sky, was first ported to Google Maps over a year ago. Now, Google has ported the app and data over to the Android mobile platform. Using position sensing and built-in compass feature of Android phones, the Android version of Sky can tell which part of the sky you’re pointing at and show the sky map for that area. Sounds cool! I hope to see one next week when I go to California for Where 2.0.

  • Greece Halts Street View – I’ve had several reports the past few months from excited folks in Greece seeing Google cars shooting Street View. Now their government has decided to halt Street View shooting until they decide whether it is a good thing for their citizens (wow, those guys must be really powerful to stop Google! *snicker*). via Cnet

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. Ok, since thay’ve been stopped in Greece, send them to South Africa. Come on, we are hosting the world’s biggest event, the FIFA World Cup next year, so it will benefit everybody to see our streetviews. Then the world can see we don’t have lions walking around in our dusty streets and there is no war in our streets!

  2. hi,hope you can help me about something that i just become interested.about the sunrise in GE.just want to know, when clicking the sun, can we see the sun rising from the earth horizon or not??because at the startup tips,it shows sun just behind a hill…

  3. no!!we want street view in greece!!i want to see my house!Lol!!!!!!!I WANT STREET VIEW IN GREECE

  4. Who cares, it’s Greece. Probably rioters will murder the drivers.

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