Thursday, October 11, 2007

Google now incorporating YouTube layer

Google LatLong: Now Playing: YouTube videos in Google Earth
Now Playing: YouTube videos in Google Earth
Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 6:25 AM
Posted by Amin Charaniya, Software Engineer, Google Earth

Now you can find YouTube videos connected to specific locations right in Google Earth. Our new browseable layer of geotagged videos works a lot like our Google Book Search layer, only it shows you the locations referenced in specific videos instead of books. Let's say you're jetting off to Paris. Before you go, you can watch the sunset filmed from the top floor of the Eiffel Tower, among other clips of popular spots in the City of Lights.You'll find this new layer in the 'Featured Content' folder in the left-side panel of Google Earth. Just click on the 'YouTube' button, and icons will begin to appear all over the globe. You can search for videos of your favorite places or browse videos of your dream vacation destination. More videos will appear as you zoom into a particular place. And you have the option of either playing them in Google Earth or viewing them on YouTube.

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1 comment:

Sylvie74 said...

a similar application already exists since march, on top of google maps !
(I came, I saw, .. I share !)

in addition :
- it is a wiki where you can add and share any point of interest
- it can use videos from youtube, dailymotion, google video, turnhere ...
- videos are selected and classified in 50 categories

br, Sylvie