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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Google Earth Adds Featured Content Overlays
By Tony Ruscoe

From a Google press release:

Google ... today released Featured Content for Google Earth, a new showcase of multimedia overlays in Google Earth that connect users to information about the world around them from a variety of premium content providers.

Users can access these informative overlays by clicking on the “Featured Content” checkbox in the Google Earth sidebar. In doing so, icons for each Featured Content provider will span the globe, enabling users to click on individual locations and learn about the area¬ís significance. The Featured Content showcase will be routinely updated to include innovative and diverse contributions from additional content providers.

According to the release, initial “Featured Content for Google Earth” partners to provide the overlays will include:

[Thanks Corsin Camichel in the forum.]

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