Skydiving in Google Earth

Google’s “Demo Slam” has brought out some creative ideas from people. The basic idea is to create a video that uses technology in a unique way. Some are serious, many are funny, and lots of them are worth watching.
This one really caught my attention — a way to sky dive using Google Earth. There’s not much practical application to it, but it looks like they had a ton of fun making it and it’s certainly a creative use of Google Earth.
They used an overhead projector to display Google Earth from a nearby laptop, and even had a friend point a fan toward them to add to the realism. Check it out below!

Have you seen any other Demo Slams that use Google Earth in a unique way? Leave a comment and let us know.
(via @gsightseeing)

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Love the skydiving/Google Earth video. ha! Looks like they had a blast… good sense of humor!!

  2. This may actually be more fun than skydiving as one would not have to fear for their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed this video. Great jobs guys on the clever projection and execution.

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