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Hoping to make it even easier to turn its online maps into collages of local information, Google Inc. is introducing tools that will stitch together applications from a hodgepodge of Web sites.
The free service, scheduled to be introduced Wednesday morning, represents the Mountain View-based company's most ambitious attempt yet to capitalize on the growing popularity of hybrid maps known as 'mashups.'

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Google Earth is changing as fast as the world it virtually replicates. Now,  Google wants to increase the pace. It wants Google Earth to organise all the world's geo-spatial information through user-annotation.
That's why earlier this summer, Google Earth and Google Maps general manager John Hanke announced that Google would open the new version of its geo-spatial mark-up language, KML 2.2, to the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

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AIS Vessel Data live in Google Earth

Delayed Free Version

Download free Vesseltracker Google Earth File now

The free version of vesseltracker Google Earth integration contains a delay of up to 24 hours and gives only limited information about the ships. You can try this version for free and immediately without registration.

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At last, the UK  Maritime Coast Guard Agency has released colourised relief maps showing the coastal seabed surveys using  for  Google Earth.

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2007-2008 Routine Re-survey Results

Survey Name

Survey Area

Survey

Reference No.

google-earth-icon.jpg Approaches to Lowestoft

East Anglia

HI 1219

google-earth-icon.jpg Holm Channel

East Anglia

HI 1220

google-earth-icon.jpg ****le Shoal

East Anglia

HI 1221

2006-2007 Routine Re-survey Results

Survey Name

Survey Area

Survey

Reference No.

google-earth-icon.jpg ****le Shoal (3.0Mb)

East Anglia

HI 1161

google-earth-icon.jpg Cross Sands (3.5Mb)

East Anglia

HI 1162

google-earth-icon.jpg Holm Channel (2.6Mb)

East Anglia

HI 1163

google-earth-icon.jpg Approaches to Lowestoft (2.2Mb)

East Anglia

HI 1164

google-earth-icon.jpg Sunk (2.4Mb)

Thames Estuary

HI 1165

google-earth-icon.jpg Long Sand Head (1.2Mb)

Thames Estuary

HI 1166

google-earth-icon.jpg Margate Road Inner (2.4Mb)

Thames Estuary

HI 1167

google-earth-icon.jpg South Sand Head (1.7Mb)

Dover Strait

HI 1168

google-earth-icon.jpg Gull Stream (1.3Mb)

Dover Strait

HI 1169

google-earth-icon.jpg Sledway to Blakeney Overfalls (1.4Mb)

East Anglia

HI 1174

2006-2007 Area Survey Results

Survey Name

Survey Area

Survey

Reference No.

google-earth-icon.jpg Tremadoc Bay (1.8Mb)

Wales

HI 1201

google-earth-icon.jpg Westray & Stronsay Firth (1.5Mb)

Orkney

HI 1202

google-earth-icon.jpg Wee Bankie to Gourdon (3.2Mb)

Scotland

HI 1152

google-earth-icon.jpg Hamstead Ledge to Stansore Point (3.0Mb)

South England (Solent)

HI 1156

google-earth-icon.jpg Eastern Approaches to Sanday & Stronsay - Block 2 (1.6Mb)

Orkney

HI 1137

google-earth-icon.jpg Eastern Approaches to Sanday & Stronsay - Block 3 (2.4Mb)

Orkney

HI 1137

google-earth-icon.jpg Eastern Approaches to Sanday & Stronsay - Block 5 (2.2Mb)

Orkney

HI 1137

2005-2006 Routine Re-survey Results

Survey Name

Survey Area

Survey

Reference No.

google-earth-icon.jpg Western Solent

South England (Solent)

HI 1143

2005-2006 Area Survey Results

Survey Name

Survey Area

Survey

Reference No.

google-earth-icon.jpg Cape Wrath to Solan Bank (2.1Mb)

Scotland

HI 1071

google-earth-icon.jpg Solan Bank to Fair Isle Channel (2.2Mb)

Scotland

HI 1072

2004-2005 Area Survey Results

Survey Name

Survey Area

Survey

Reference No.

google-earth-icon.jpg Eastern Approaches to the Firth of Forth (1.7Mb)

Scotland

HI 1083

google-earth-icon.jpg Southwest Approaches (2.3Mb)

SW England

HI 1059

google-earth-icon.jpg Sanday Sound to Westray Firth (2.4Mb)

Orkney

HI 1122

2003-2004 Area Survey Results

Survey Name

Survey Area

Survey

Reference No.

google-earth-icon.jpg Sound of Harris (1.5Mb)

Scotland

HI 1086



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Google has today just posted new high resolution (10 meter) terrain for the western United States. This is very significant as it will make the area look even more realistic when viewed by Google Earth's 3D capabilities.

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New Imagery for Google Earth - June 2nd!

* Germany now looks much better thanks to special colour mapping techniques which were used for Switzerland previously!
* UK updated - Most of England is now in high resolution.
* Parts of Greenland
* Antarctica - some strips of high resolution down here
* Parts of Canada with new high resolution, big area around Toronto
* Catalonia part of Spain
* State of Alabama
* St. Paul, Minnesota
* Puerto Rico has more high resolution
* Iran has lots of new Digital Globe satellite strips
* New Zealand has some new coverage
* Parts of Russia

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Google launched a new feature on its mapping service on Tuesday that allows people to see panoramic views of streets and buildings.

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Google Earth 4.1.

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As well as homing in on visual feasts around the globe, users of Google Earth may soon be able to listen to the sounds that accompany them.
A Californian company has created software that can layer relevant recorded sounds over locations in Google Earth, New Scientist reports.
Wild Sanctuary has over 3,500 hours of soundscapes from all over the world.
The firm is in talks with Google, although no official agreement has yet been made.

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