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Google Earth A to Z: YouTube

by Google Earth Blog on Oct.23, 2012, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

Five years ago, Google unveiled a new YouTube layer for Google Earth. Thanks to the explosive growth of YouTube, this layer is more active than ever. It can now be found under the main [Gallery] layer.


Since then, we've seen some other great uses of YouTube with Google Earth, such as Keir Clarke's synchronized YouTube tours or when Frank copied a real flight video from YouTube in Google Earth (which was cool enough to impress then-CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt).

To explore the videos in Google Earth, enable the layer and zoom in on an area. The YouTube icons will appear and you can click on one to watch the video inside of Google Earth.

If you upload a video to YouTube that you'd like to have appear in the layer, you simply need to "allow embedding" and provide a location for the video when you upload it. Once that is done, it will appear in Google Earth in the future for all to see.

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