Since Google Earth is such a rich environment of 3D content, the application is a natural platform for video visualizations. Over the past 4 years, the Google Earth Blog (GEB) has made numerous videos to illustrate new capabilities of Google Earth. And, Google itself regularly produces videos when new Google Earth features are introduced. Hundreds of other people around the world have made videos on a variety of topics or tutorials about Google Earth. Some of the videos are spoofs played on or about Google Earth. Others just show cool places you can find in Google Earth. Today I thought I would start pulling together useful places where you can find GE videos.
Here is GEB’s current compilation of Google Earth video resources:
GearthBlog YouTube Channel – This is Google Earth Blog’s official YouTube Channel.
GoogleEarthWeb YouTube Channel – Official videos by Google related to Google Earth
Google YouTube Channel – Major announcements by Google for Google Earth can be found in this channel.
GearthBlog video category – reverse chronological list of GEB blog posts with videos by GEB or other sources around the web.
Google Earth Tours Channel by mkbarth – mkbarth has produced a variety of tours of interesting places found in Google Earth. I subscribe to his channel.
TipsDr.com Google Earth Videos – Although a bit overdone with ads, this site has a large collection of Google Earth videos found around the web.
YouTube Query for Google Earth – basic search result on YouTube for “Google Earth”
One word of caution: as with any video collections, you may occasionally run across videos which are not appropriate for all ages or not safe for viewing in a work environment (yes, even Google Earth videos have this problem!).
And, to make this post complete, here’s a fun Google Earth video by ‘mkbarth’ called “Out of Place“: