Google Takes New York Times Around The World

Posted Apr 7, 2008

This is the first time we’ve endeavored to show news updated in real time, and we’re very excited to work with this first-class publication to bring you the latest and greatest news.
-Wei Luo, Tech Lead Manager of Google Earth

Imagine spinning a digital globe and tapping on a country to find out what is happening there in real-time. It’s possible with Google Earth. To see this feature, the newest version of Google Earth needs to be downloaded and the “Geographic Web” folder has to be turned on.

Here is a screen shot of Google Earth’s new feature on Texas:

Other features in new version of Google Earth includes relevant pictures provided by Panoramio and YouTube videos. The news layers are updated every 15 minutes to make sure that old news is not stuck on the digital globe.

Who knows what Google Earth will stick in here next? You know what would be fun though? A built-in Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? game.

[1] Google LatLong: All the news thatâ??s fit to print on a map: The New York Times in Google Earth by