Google Earth Outreach in Australia, New Zealand; Winners of 2012 Developer Grants Announced

To address the challenge to bring large-scale environmental issues to life in a meaningful way, Google Earth Outreach is now available in Australia and New Zealand. "At last an official launch event at Macquarie University, we announced new projects with three Australian partners," google stated. "With Google Earth Outreach, nonprofit organisations can use Google mapping […]

To address the challenge to bring large-scale environmental issues to life in a meaningful way, Google Earth Outreach is now available in Australia and New Zealand.

"At last an official launch event at Macquarie University, we announced new projects with three Australian partners," google stated.

"With Google Earth Outreach, nonprofit organisations can use Google mapping tools to visualise their causes and tell their stories to millions of people around the world. Across the globe, nonprofits have used Google Earth Outreach to help clear landmines in Cambodia and Angola, and to demonstrate forest and wildlife loss in Sumatra, Indonesia," Google said.

"If you're a nonprofit interested in learning more about the Google Earth Outreach program, check out the website. There you'll find tutorials and a showcase of nonprofit success stories, and you can also apply for grants for Google Earth Pro, Google Maps Engine, Google Maps API for Business, and Google Maps Coordinate," google added.

Take the new Google Earth tour from AWC:

See how nonprofits and researchers are using Google mapping tools:

In another blog entry, Google also announced the winners of the 2012 Google Earth Outreach Developer Grants program.

"We've selected eight nonprofit organizations, listed here, that have presented a compelling ideas for a new map or mapping technology that will make a positive impact on the world," Google poste.

Each winner received a grant to support the technical development of their map.

Watch this video to see an example of a Google Earth Tour made possible by the 2011 Developer Grants program is the Arctic Tern Migration, created by the Atlantic Public Media.