The Google Earth 6.02 is available as a free download from Google Earth or directly download offline installer.
What's New in Google Earth?
| Explore Amsterdam in 3D |
For those of you who have not had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful city of Amsterdam for yourself (or if you'd like to visit again), we've recently added several thousand 3D buildings. With the "3D Buildings" layer in Google Earth, you can now travel Amsterdam's charming streets and canals to experience its rich architectural history in 3D. Watch this video or download a KML from the Earth Gallery to take a virtual tour.
| Follow the College Basketball Games on a Map |
In the U.S., the College Basketball Tournament is currently in action and you can follow your favorite teams on Google Maps with Earth view. Our college basketball tournament map lets you get as close as you can to the games without leaving your desk thanks to 3D models of the tournament's 14 arenas. Take a virtual tour of the venues by watching the video, or download this tour and open it in Google Earth. Enjoy the final games!
| View Post-Earthquake Images of Japan|
After the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, we have posted numerous imagery updates to a KML file on our Crisis Response page to help first responders and concerned people around the world grasp the situation on the ground. To support the ongoing recovery effort in Japan, we've recently published high-resolution imagery of Sendai and affected areas in Japan.
| Learn about Marine Debris |
Marine debris is a global problem and affecting everything from the environment to the economy. To help show the breadth of this problem, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has created a KML tour for Google Earth. Download the tour from the Earth Gallery and watch this video to learn more about the marine debris problem.
| Ski the slopes with GPS tracks |
When you hit the slopes this winter, track your route down the slopes (with your GPS device) and share your animated ski tracks in Google Earth. See an example of ski tracks in Google Earth in this video, or download the KML to play the tracks. Capturing a GPS track is easy -- just make sure that you have a GPS tracking device on hand before you hit the slopes. Read more about the ski tracks in this post.
| News from Google Earth Outreach |
This month, we'll look at the Google Crisis Response efforts for Japan to help make vast amounts of information both useful and accessible to the public through satellite imagery, informative maps and social networking. We'll also look at the relaunch of the Google for Nonprofits program and how this suite of tools helps them to connect with their donors. Please read more.
| New and Updated Imagery |
This month we added new and updated imagery, including high-resolution aerial updates for the USA, Wales, Scotland, Japan and Australia. Many countries also received high-resolution satellite updates, including Angola, Brazil, Greece, Zambia, Costa Rica, Russia, Venezuela, Thailand, Uruguay, and more. Take a look at these changes and many more in our update post here, or view this file directly in Google Earth. Don't forget you can use the View > Historical Imagery option to see imagery choices through the time slider.
| Where in the World? |
Somewhere in Google Earth is this interesting feature. Can you find it? Be sure to click the image above for a larger view of this location. When you think you've found it, post your answer here. Here are a few clues:
- Take a festive tour for St. Patrick's Day (Google Lat Long Blog)
- Go inside the tomb of Esther and Mordechai (Google Earth Blog)
- Skiing with OpenStreetMap (Google Earth Blog)
- All Scottish Windfarms operational or proposed (Google Earth Community)
- Creating rooftop murals for Google Earth (Google Earth Blog)
- Neolithic Monuments of the Sahara (Google Earth Community)
- Cycling the Alps add games, tours and much more (Google Earth Blog)
- Housing Projects in NYC - 106 projects, 5 boroughs (Google Earth Community)
- A detailed Shaker Village in Google Earth (Google Earth Blog)