Google Earth Blog Transitions

As many of you know, I’m in the final stages of preparing for a five year sailing circumnavigation called the Tahina Expedition. You will of course be able to follow my wife and I, on every stage of the trip, with Google Earth. We plan to leave at the end of the Atlantic hurricane season (in just a few weeks). At that point, it won’t be practical for me to devote full time to the Google Earth Blog (GEB), so I’ve recruited someone to help insure the same quality of news and interesting content involving Google Earth keeps coming here to the GEB.

mickey-75x75.jpgI’ve asked Mickey Mellen to join the GEB team and help with the writing. Mickey has been heavily involved in Google Earth since the day it was released, having launched Google Earth Hacks back in June 2005. In addition, he and I have worked together on a handful of projects, such as EarthSwoop. Mickey has a strong interest in Internet technologies and geo-spatial technologies in particular.

I still plan to continue posting to GEB as time allows, but it won’t be on a daily basis. Over the next month or so, I’ll be gradually transitioning the blog over to Mickey. If you have any Google Earth related news to share, you can reach him at

Please join me in welcoming Mickey to the team, and be sure to follow my sailing adventures on the Tahina Expedition Blog.

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. noel Ballantyne says:

    welcome aboard Mickey, looking forward to seeing you over the next few years,

  2. Welcome on board, Mickey! 😀
    Good luck, Frank! 😀

  3. Best of luck Mickey. I know how hard it is to try and keep up with Frank.

  4. Good luck to both of you 🙂

  5. All the best on getting started on the voyage Frank! And thanks Mickey for stepping in to keep things humming online. Best to both of you. – Keene

  6. Best of luck to you Frank, and Best of luck to you too Mickey, You’ve got the full support for all of us.

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