10.28.11 Google Earth

Google Earth reaches 1 billion

Google recently celebrated the one billionth download of their ‘Google Earth’ satellite imagery program. Over the past six years since the free program was released, it has become available for use on phones and tablets in addition to the original computer platform. What’s more, Google has created a OneWorldManyStories website to supplement Google Earth by offering a place for people to share their stories, ‘follow their dreams, discover new and distant places, or make the world a better place’ –according to VP of Engineering Brian McClendon.

In light of the milestone, Google commissioned JESS3 to create a series of infographics to capture the storytelling dimension that Google Earth creates as users travel around the world. As you look at the graphic you’ll notice that JESS3 chose to comment on the fact that the 1 billion users is comparable to the population of Africa and also highlighted the most viewed locations in their various representations.