Google Earth adds new storytelling tools

I’m delighted to see new ways to pair one’s own images with views of our planet:

With creation tools in Google Earth, you can draw your own placemarks, lines and shapes, then attach your own custom text, images, and videos to these locations. You can organize your story into a narrative and collaborate with others. And when you’ve finished your story, you can share it with others. By clicking the new “Present” button, your audience will be able to fly from place to place in your custom-made Google Earth narrative.

Take a look at how students & others are using it:

Here’s a 60-second-ish tour of the actual creation process:

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