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John Hanke, Director Google Earth & Maps, announces the new blog:
As web mapping (dare I say “the geoweb”?) matures, we’re finding that we have a lot more to communicate about new developments in Earth, Maps, Local, and our APIs. The tools are becoming more powerful, more accessible, and more interrelated — not only to each other, but also to the web at large and to things like search.
This should be an interesting blog to follow, perhaps a bit developer focused, but very interesting to non-technical people as we witness the increasing geo-tagging and localization of the Internet.
Here’s my post from last year about Google Earth as a “geobrowser.” The discussion in the post is consistent with some of the remarks about emerging 3-D environments and virtual worlds that Bill Gates made in his keynote yesterday.