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YouTube meets Google Earth

Fans of Google Earth can watch YouTube videos related to the places that they visit as they traverse the globe.

Fans of Google Earth can watch YouTube videos related to the places that they visit as they traverse the globe. A YouTube video layer now covers Google Earth. This layer places YouTube videos in their geographical context and provides a new way of discovering and understanding the world, according to Google.

Excerpt from Google's Press Center:

The new layer enables users to zoom in on any location on the planet and view YouTube videos related to that place. For example, a trip to Maui offers videos of surfing, snorkeling and exotic sea life, while users who fly to Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France, can watch breathtaking videos filmed at the highest points of the Alps.

You will need to download the newest Google Earth client. When you're on Google Earth, open the "Featured Content" folder on the left, and select "YouTube."

You can read Google's official press release here.

Share your experiences of YouTube on Google Earth here.

About Paul Mah

Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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