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Friday, December 21, 2012

Google Earth Sightseer

Tracking Santa with Google

Every year, Santa and his elves bring joy to millions of children around the world. This year, his elves have helped Santa by kitting out his sleigh with some special Google “toys”, most notably, Google Maps. This Christmas Eve, you can follow Santa with Google’s Santa Tracker as he dashes around the world. Happy holidays everyone!

New 3D Cities in Google Earth

This year, we announced a new way to explore the world in 3D. Advanced image processing, allows you to fly through a 3D landscape on Google Earth mobile and your desktop with Google Earth 7. We’ve just launched the following cities: Little Rock, AR, Anaheim, CA, Albuquerque, NM, Springfield, MO, Wichita, KS and Grenoble, France.

Street View in the Arctic

In August members of the Google Earth team traveled to Cambridge Bay, NU to collect outdoor and indoor Street View imagery, and teach members of the community to use Map Maker. See new imagery from this Canadian Arctic collection, now on Google Earth.

News from Google Earth Outreach

It's been another busy year for the Google Earth Outreach team. This month, learn about some of the team's highlights. Ranging from trips to the Arctic to Australia, all the best bits are summarized here! Also, there's some news from the recent AGU conference in San Francisco.

Where in the World?

Somewhere in Google Earth is this interesting feature. Can you find it? Be sure to click the image to the left for a larger view of this location. When you think you've found it, post your answer here. Here are a few clues to lead you to the location:
  • This is located near to Alaska's second most populated city.
  • If you want to write to Santa, be sure to use the zip code 99705.
  • You can see a giant statue of the man in question on Street View.

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