Google Earth Videos

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:

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“:

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. Redundant aircraft are parked in unusual places, and traffic accidents happen … GE ‘sightseeing’, and OK at that level. But the GEB videos, and similar ‘tutorials’ are the really useful ones.

  2. That was kind of a dumb video. I’m sure the pickup on the train tracks was a normal track maintenance vehicle and several of those planes looked like they were obviously placed on purpose. The plane at :53 in the video is the B-17 for The Bomber Restaurant & Catering in Milwaukie, Oregon.

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