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Google Public Turns X Today

Google Public Turns X Today
Google Public Turns X Today
When Google globe was first introduced 10 years ago, it similar a shot stole my heart. Beyond the liberty to wing anywhere inwards the world, I was captivated yesteryear the mightiness to pigment too visualize geographic information on this incredible global canvas.

Drawn to datasets backed yesteryear real human stories, I started making my ain maps amongst KML a few weeks later Earth’s release inwards 2005. For my master’s degree, I used Google globe to construct a virtual representation of a high-tech biological research reserve. Vint Cerf saw my work, which eventually led to a task on the Google globe Outreach team, turning my passion for telling stories amongst maps into a career.

2005 was the get-go of Google Earth’s evolution, every bit well. In August of that year, new coral reefs, journeying to the Moon too into deep space, discovery long-lost parents, clear landmines too much more.
Google globe images of Gulfport, Mississippi's shoreline earlier too later Hurricane Katrina

The mightiness to empower groups every bit various every bit school children too NASA scientists to acquire to a greater extent than virtually the public is what I honey virtually Google Earth. It has the potential to brand the planet a far to a greater extent than connected place, if you lot accept the fourth dimension to explore, discovery too percentage what you lot learn. So to celebrate how far Google globe has come upwardly too our jump into the adjacent 10 years, we’ve created a few novel ways to help you lot meliorate come across places from around (and above) the world.

The public is a big place, too it tin dismiss live on difficult to know where to commence your virtual journey. Now you lot tin dismiss jump direct to the newest too most interesting imagery around the globe amongst a novel layer, Voyager, available inwards desktop versions of Google Earth.
Different imagery types inwards Voyager are shown yesteryear color

In this foremost edition of Voyager, you’ll discovery 5 sections to explore:
  • Street View: highlights from Street View, including the Taj Mahal too the Grand Canyon
  • Earth View: striking landscapes around the globe every bit seen from infinite (more below)
  • 3D cities: a showcase of cities too towns available inwards photorealistic 3D (don’t forget to tilt!)
  • Satellite imagery updates: a map of our most of late published satellite imagery
  • Highlight tour: amongst thousands of Voyager locations to direct from, accept a quick tour of a few to whet your appetite
The Kemgon Gompa—available inwards the Street View layer—is a Buddhist monastery inwards Lukla, Nepal

Earth View
Looking at our planet from higher upwardly is non alone a reminder of how interdependent our human too natural ecosystems are—it besides lays bare the Earth’s staggering too oft surreal beauty.
The Hammar Marshes of Islamic Republic of Iran are an uncharacteristic withal beautiful wetland characteristic inwards the otherwise arid climate

globe View is library of some of the most bang too enigmatic landscapes available inwards Google Earth. It started every bit a twenty per centum projection final yr yesteryear a few Googlers who enjoyed scouring satellite imagery for these gems. These images presently made their agency onto Android phones, Chromecast too Chromebooks every bit a distinctive form of wallpaper.
Islands surrounding Republic of Cuba seen inwards the globe View Chrome Extension

For Earth's tenth birthday, we're expanding the globe View collection to 1,500 landscapes from every continent too sea too making it accessible to fifty-fifty to a greater extent than people. The novel imagery is available amongst an updated version of our Chrome extension too a novel web gallery. Download high-resolution wallpapers for your mobile too desktop devices, or meliorate yet, impress them upwardly for your walls!
The coastline nigh Ningaloo, Commonwealth of Australia inwards the novel globe View web gallery

Thank you lot for the final 10 years exploring your public amongst Google Earth. We promise Voyager too Earth View volition unlock a novel perspective on our planet. We await frontward to seeing what the adjacent decade brings!