Google Earth Now Has Weather Tracking

By Amit Chowdhry ● Nov 8, 2007

The Google Earth application has conquered many feats. The first few features on Google Earth is the ability to see cities and roads. Then Google Earth added a whole map of the U.S. with a few confidential areas blurred out. Then Google Earth got busy in mapping out the rest of the planet.

As the rest of planet Earth was being indexed on Google Earth, the application was able to show us nature trails hot spots, 3D Buildings, Traffic, Street Views, and other places of interest. Google Earth is even able to show outer space and constellations. And now Google Earth is showing us the weather.

According to the Google Lat Long Blog, there are three sub-layers that demonstrate how the weather looks in selected areas. The layers are known as “Clouds,” “Radar,” and “Conditions and Forecasts.” The “clouds” layer is provided by the Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey. And the “Radar” and the “Conditions and Forecasts” layer is powered by Weather.com.