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Google Earth Adds Featured Content Overlays  (View post)

alek [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, September 13, 2006
16 years ago4,130 views

Happened to notice the "By Tony Ruscoe" on the article – nice guest blog post.

Is Philipp off enjoying his honeymoon?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Nothing really new and/or interresting in fact
except the mention of Tony ;-)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

yes Philipps on a mini vaccation

Gary Price [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Don't forget that NASA's Open Source World Wind 3D Digital Globe offers all sorts of stuff like this. Have for several years.

They also have Wikipedia data merged in. Compliments GE nicely.


Latest add-ons:

One offers real time weather, another poverty data, and a third, Global Population info.

All add-ons here:

Also, still waiting release of Skyline's 3D Globe. Looks cool. Review here.

More here (including screen caps) and alerts:

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I saw this already earlier this week after I updated Google Earth (while checking out the new hi-res imagery that was just announced then). Didn't think it was new. Cool to see Google doing this, though.

Andrew Hitchcock [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Gary, I'd use World Wind, but it doesn't seem to run on OS X. Because of that, Google Earth (even with all its bugs) is what I use.

Yu [PersonRank 4]

16 years ago #

A weather layer would be interesting to see. H/L pressure systems. Rain/Sunny (w/forecasts). Temperatures. Any hurricanes/tropical storms (maybe projected paths) . With the cloud overlays. Doppler Radar. Hey if _Desktop Earth_ can refresh every 3 hours with satellite images of the clouds so can Google Earth. Maybe they could work with

Frank Taylor [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

For details on these layers, and the even more significant additional layer updates, read Google Earth Blog's summary here:

Also, read about the new version of Google Earth 4 Beta:

Frank Taylor [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

Commenter Yu: check out this story about a variety of weather tools available for Google Earth including hurricane trackers:

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