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Google News on Google Earth

Google had added a new layer Google News on Google Earth that shows Google News stories related to a location.

“The launch of Google News on Google Earth is a milestone in the evolution of the geobrowser. By spatially locating the Google News’ constantly updating index of stories from more than 4,500 news sources, Google Earth now shows an ever-changing world of human activity as chronicled by reporters worldwide. Zoom into areas of personal interest and peruse headlines of national, regional and, when fully zoomed in, even the most local of interest,” says Brandon Badger.

To activate the Google News layer, navigate to the “Layers” menu on the left-hand side of Google Earth. Expanding the “Gallery” node in the layers tree will expose the “Google News” layer. Check the box next to the Google News layer and start zooming into the places on the globe in which you’re interested. Each story is represented by a Google News icon on the globe. Clicking on the news icon opens up the news story’s snippet, along with links to learn more about the event.

If you want to read news related to a location in your browser, add a local section to the personalized Google News homepage. “
“Adding a Local News section allows you to track news stories from and about a particular city or region. While this function is currently only available in our English language editions, we hope to add more languages and regions in the near future,” explains the Google News help center.

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