Found 5,000-year-old rock - one of the world's earliest maps
Number, density and population growth in the world
Change of "liveability" rating of cities from 2011 to 2016
Updated map of air pollution - 92% of the population breathes polluted air
Google Maps Update: a blue beam for location
New Google Earth 4.3
New! in Earth 4.3 (beta)
With Google Earth 4.3, see 3D buildings faster and in more cities than ever before. Now you can access hundreds of new buildings from the world's cities, including San Francisco, Boston, Orlando, Munich, Zurich and dozens more.
Fly seamlessly through the landscape with new navigation controls. Swoop from outer space to street level and leap from one building top to another. Use the look joystick to view buildings as if you were standing right in front of them.
Light and Shadow
With the new Sunlight feature, you can watch the sunrise and sunset from anywhere. Move the time slider to watch dusk, dawn and shadows move across the Earth.
Street View, available in Google Maps, is now in Google Earth! Fly in to panoramic images of selected cities and take a 360 degree tour.Digital cartography and GPS navigation 17-04-2008