CBC: Hear Indigenous language speakers from around the globe through Google Earth

CBC: Hear Indigenous language speakers from around the globe through Google Earth. “Users of Google Earth are now able to hear over 50 Indigenous language speakers from across the globe saying words and simple phrases and even singing traditional songs. The project, called Celebrating Indigenous Languages, is designed to honour the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages.”

Google Blog: Get lost in the new Earth Timelapse, now on mobile

Google Blog: Get lost in the new Earth Timelapse, now on mobile. “Today we’re introducing several updates to Google Earth Timelapse, a global, zoomable time-lapse video that lets anyone explore the last 35 years of our changing planet’s surface—from the global scale to the local scale. This update adds two additional years of imagery to the time-series visualization, now spanning from 1984 to 2018, along with mobile support and visual upgrades to make exploring more accessible and intuitive.”

Google Earth on Medium: Explore 400 Years of Maps in Google Earth

Google Earth on Medium: Explore 400 Years of Maps in Google Earth. “Today we’re bringing back a layer that has long been a favorite of ours on Google Earth — the Historical Map Collection from David Rumsey. Long-time users might recognize some of these maps from a previous collection, but they’ve never been easier to explore on the web or on your phone or tablet.”

Down under, over and all around: Sydney in 3D on Google Earth (Google Blog)

Google Blog: Down under, over and all around: Sydney in 3D on Google Earth. “Google Earth is one of the world’s most comprehensive 3D maps available. In addition to global satellite and terrain coverage, over the past several years we’ve been adding highly detailed 3D imagery of entire cities and towns, from the iconic architecture of cities like New York and Paris to views of landmarks like the Grand Canyon. And now, we’re sharing 3D imagery of central Sydney, Australia!”

CNET: Carmen Sandiego is hiding in Google Earth and we’re all nostalgic

CNET: Carmen Sandiego is hiding in Google Earth and we’re all nostalgic. “It’s been almost 30 years, but Carmen Sandiego isn’t done jet setting around the globe and teaching us about it. The international master thief, a positive role model of course, has taught us the capitals of countries, the locations of historic events, and other geographical facts. Sandiego was such a staple for ’90s kids that Google said it’s releasing a series of games in Google Earth. The first, The Crown Jewels Caper, is available now. “

ABC News (Australia): Why large swathes of countries are censored on Google Maps

ABC News (Australia): Why large swathes of countries are censored on Google Maps. “From self-driving cars to smart bins, global satellite positioning (GPS) is fundamentally changing the world around us, but as more of Earth becomes accessible from our keyboards, there are a number of groups who want to swat prying eyes away.”