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Geographic Web updates to Google Earth

Google has added “Places” layer into Google Earth, that combines user-generated content from sources including Wikipedia, Panoramio, the Google Earth Community, and YouTube to create a single, multi-faceted layer.

In the main Google Earth 3-D view, look for an icon that looks like a stack of photos to find a Place to explore. You’ll notice a changed icon for Panoramio photos (now represented by a smaller photo stack) and Wikipedia (now represented by a “W”).

Each “Place” is a specific spot on Earth, click on a Place icon to see a bubble rich with relevant content about that place… flip through photos, play videos, and download KML files from the Google Earth Community.

A new broadened “Wikipedia” layer, expands Google Earth’s Wikipedia content will now match your Google Earth client’s language for eighteen supported languages. If Swedish is your primary language, you’ll be greeted with fully internationalized bubbles.


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