Here they go again! Google just launched the new Google Earth site with some A-m-A-z-I-n-G features! You can find trails, visit the oil spill in the Gulf, create your own tour, and spend hours exploring.
Create a Google Earth Tour
I think the coolest feature by far is the fact that you can create a tour around the world or in your area and then share it with your friends. In this Google Earth Tour Creation video you can learn more with tutorials on how to get started by creating your own tour. This could have provide people with many types of businesses a little leverage in their markets. Some realtors can offer tours of a neighborhood to see if you would like to move there in the future. Businesses can share routes on how to get to their locations. Would work especially well with companies that had multiple locations like what mapitusa.com site does for business with multiple locations. Create your own tour and have some fun. I’m going to make one right after I post this and might update this post with it.
Sketchup 3D Building Creator
Since the original conception of Sketchup I have been using it (back when it was free) and it never quits changing how I present 3d walk-thrus for web sites. Most impressive software that just keeps getting better in my opinion. Learn how to make your own 3d buildings with this tutorial.
Explore the Moon,the Sky and Mars
Have fun exploring mars with this creative tutorial. It’s not only educational but it’s hours of fun!
If you haven’t already clicked on some links, here’s the one for the home page of Google Earth.