Google Maps Everest

A)Google Maps Everest

B)Google Maps Everest Growing up in the shadow of Everest

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Date Google Maps Everest March 12, 2015.                                                                        google maps everest

C)Fantastic Google Maps Everest Apa Sherpa is a Sherpa mountaineer who holds the world record for reaching the summit of Mount Everest 21 times—more than any other person. In 2009, Apa founded the Apa Sherpa Foundation, a nonprofit that works to provide better educational and economic opportunities to the young people of the Khumbu region. In March 2014, Apa Sherpa, Google Earth Outreach, and the Nepalese nonprofit Story Cycle, embarked on a 10-day trek through the Khumbu region, supporting local people to enhance the digital representations of their communities on Google Maps. We hope the project will empower the Apa Sherpa Foundation, Story Cycle, other nonprofits, and Sherpa community members to tell their stories through Google Maps. -Ed.                                    google maps everest

I was born in 1960 in Thame, a small town in the Khumbu region of Nepal, which is home to Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak. Google Maps Everest Even though I grew up in the shadow of the mountain, I dreamt of being a doctor instead of a climber. That dream was never realized. When I was 12, my father passed away, and I had to find work to support my family. So I began carrying goods up the mountain as part of an expedition team. At 30, a dream that had never been mine came true: I summited Everest for the first time as a porter. Google Maps Everest.

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Apa Sherpa on the summit of Everest with a memorial to Sir Edmund Hillary who passed away in 2008. Photo credit: Apa Sherpa Foundation.


Our region is famous for being home to Everest, but it’s also the home of the Sherpa community and has been for centuries. The region has much more to offer than just the mountain. So last year, I guided the Google Maps team through my home region to collect Street View imagery that improves the map of our community. Now you can find Thame on the map and explore other communities nestled at the base of Everest, like Khumjung and Phortse. Google Maps Everest.

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Phortse Thakiri Chholing Gomba, Monastery, Nepal


Partnering with Google Maps Google Maps Everest allowed us to get important local landmarks on the map and share a richer view of Khumbu with the world, including local monasteries, lodges, schools and more, with some yaks along the way! My hope is that when people see this imagery online, they’ll have a deeper understanding of the region and the Sherpa people that live there.
Phortse, Khumbu Region, Nepal


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Map of Thame, Apa Sherpa’s hometown, before the Google Mapping project [above] and added locations [below]


When people ask what it feels like to reach the top of Mount Everest, I say “heaven.” But I haven’t summited the mountain 21 times because I love climbing. I earned this world record in pursuit of a greater goal: to provide a good education and a better, safer life for my kids. My hope is that my children and future generations have many choices for employment outside of mountaineering.
Your online trip to my home awaits you on Google Maps. And if you ever get the chance to visit the Khumbu region in person, come stay at the Everest Summiteer Lodge that I built with my own hands. We’ll be ready to welcome you.


Namaste,

Apa Sherpa

March 12, 2015

Apa Sherpa is a Sherpa mountaineer who holds the world record for reaching the summit of Mount Everest 21 times—more than any other person. In 2009. Apa founded the Apa Sherpa Foundation, a nonprofit that works to provide better educational. And economic opportunities to the young people of the Khumbu region. In March 2014, Apa Sherpa, Google Earth Outreach, and the Nepalese nonprofit Story Cycle. Embarked on a 10-day trek through the Khumbu region, supporting local people to enhance the digital representations of their communities on Google Maps Everest. We hope the project will empower the Apa Sherpa Foundation, Story Cycle, other nonprofits, and Sherpa community members to tell their stories through Google Maps Everest. -Ed.
I was born in 1960 in Thame. A small town in the Khumbu region of Nepal, which is home to Mount Everest. The world’s tallest peak. Even though I grew up in the shadow of the mountain, I dreamt of being a doctor instead of a climber. That dream was never realized. When I was 12, my father passed away, and I had to find work to support my family. So I began carrying goods up the mountain as part of an expedition team. At 30. A dream that had never been mine came true: I summited Everest for the first time as a porter.
Apa Sherpa on the summit of Everest with a memorial to Sir Edmund Hillary who passed away in 2008. Photo credit: Apa Sherpa Foundation


Our region is famous for being home to Everest. But it’s also the home of the Sherpa community and has been for centuries. The region has much more to offer than just the mountain. So last year. I guided the Google Maps team through my home region to collect Street View imagery that improves the map of our community. Now you can find Thame on the map and explore other communities nestled at the base of Everest, like Khumjung and Phortse.

Phortse Thakiri Chholing Gomba, Monastery, Nepal In my hometown to give children other options for their future. So they can pursue their dreams to be doctors—. Or anything else they want to be, like mine, so many years ago. But it’s also the home of the Sherpa community and has been for centuries. The region has much more to offer than just the mountain.

Partnering with Google Maps allowed us to get important local landmarks on . The map and share a richer view of Khumbu with the world. Including local monasteries, lodges. schools and more. With some yaks along the way! My hope is that when people see this imagery online. They’ll have a deeper understanding of the region and the Sherpa people that live there.

Phortse, Khumbu Region, Nepal

When people ask what it feels like to reach the top of Mount Everest. I say “heaven.” But I haven’t summited the mountain 21 times because I love climbing.

Map of Thame, Apa Sherpa’s hometown, before the Google Mapping project [above] and added locations [below]


When people ask what it feels like to reach the top of Mount Everest. I say “heaven.” But I haven’t summited the mountain 21 times because I love climbing. I earned this world record in pursuit of a greater goal: to provide a good education and a better. Safer life for my kids. My hope is that my children and future generations have many choices for employment outside of mountaineering. Through the Apa Sherpa Foundation, I now work to improve educational access by funding the Lower Secondary School. In my hometown to give children other options for their future, so they can pursue their dreams to be doctors—. Or anything else they want to be, like mine, so many years ago. Your online trip to my home awaits you on Google Maps Everest. And if you ever get the chance to visit the Khumbu region in person. Come stay at the Everest Summiteer Lodge that I built with my own hands. We’ll be ready to welcome you.  But it’s also the home of the Sherpa community and has been for centuries. The region has much more to offer than just the mountain.


Namaste,

Apa Sherpa               earthtopomaps

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Google Earth mobile

Google Earth mobile

B)Google Earth mobile Fly through Seattle and Denver with new 3D imagery on Google Earth mobile

C)Google Earth mobile August 9, 2012 

D)Google Earth mobile Less than two months ago. We announced a new way to fly through full metropolitan areas in 3D with Google Earth as a step in our quest to build the most comprehensive. And accurate maps. We’ve recently expanded this new imagery to the latest iPads and iPhones. And today we’ve released new 3D imagery of Denver.

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E)Google Earth mobile Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington 3D experience is possible because of advanced image processing and the use of 45-degree aerial imagery. If you don’t have the latest version of the Google Earth app for iOS or Android, be sure to update so you can check out this spectacular new 3D imagery!.                       google earth mobile

Another great way to spend a day when visiting Seattle is walking along the shoreline. Home of many iconic Seattle landmarks. Three of my favorite spots to visit are the Pike Place. The Seattle Public Library and of course. The Space Needle. Google Earth for mobile.                                                                                          google earth mobile

Downtown Seattle, Washington Washington to help you better explore and tour both cities via your iOS and Android devices. Having grown up in Colorado and visited Seattle several times. This is particularly exciting for me.

For example. The amazing Denver Art Museum, with its seemingly impossible angles.               3D experience is possible because of advanced image processing and the use of 45-degree aerial imagery. If you don’t have the latest version of the Google Earth app for iOS or Android. Be sure to update so you can check out this spectacular new 3D imagery! Denver Art Museum in Denver, Colorado.                     google earth mobile

F)Google Earth mobile. You can also head north to visit the Wells Fargo Center, which has inspireddebate about what shape it presents. Is it a mailbox or a cash register? My vote is for mailbox.

Wells Fargo Center (left) in downtown Denver, Colorado   3D experience is possible because of advanced image processing and the use of 45-degree aerial imagery. If you don’t have the latest version of the Google Earth app for iOS or Android. Be sure to update so you can check out this spectacular new 3D imagery!. Colorado and Seattle. Washington to help you better explore and tour both cities via your iOS and Android devices.Having grown up in Colorado and visited Seattle several times. This is particularly exciting for me. Now I can head on over to Safeco Field. Home of the Seattle Mariners. To revisit the diamond where I’ve watched games in the past. Google Earth for mobile.               earthtopomaps

Google Earth

Google Earth

B)Google Earth turns 10 today

June 29, 2015

C)When Google Earth was first introduced 10 years ago, it immediately stole my heart. Beyond the freedom to fly anywhere in the world, I was captivated by the ability to paint and visualize geographic data on this incredible global canvas. google earth

D)Drawn to datasets backed by real human stories, I started making my own maps with KML a few weeks after Earth’s release in 2005. For my master’s degree, I used Google Earth to build a virtual representation of a high-tech biological research reserve. Vint Cerf saw my work, which eventually led to a job on the Google Earth Outreach team, turning my passion for telling stories with maps into a career. google earth

F)2005 was the beginning of Google Earth’s evolution, as well. In August of that year, Hurricane Katrina showed us how useful mapping tools like Earth could be for crisis response efforts. Rescue workers compared before and after Satellite imagery in Google Earth to better locate where people were stranded. And in the years after, with more than 2 billion downloads by people in nearly every country in the world, Earth has enabled people to discover new coral reefs, journey to the Moon and into deep space, find long-lost parents, clear landmines and much more.

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G)Google Earth images of Gulfport, Mississippi’s shoreline before and after Hurricane Katrina. 

The ability to empower groups as diverse as school children and NASA scientists to learn more about the world is what I love about Google Earth. It has the potential to make the planet a far more connected place, if you take the time to explore, discover and share what you learn. So to celebrate how far Google Earth has come and our leap into the next 10 years, we’ve created a few new ways to help you better see places from around (and above) the world.

Voyager
The world is a big place, and it can be hard to know where to begin your virtual journey. Now you can jump straight to the newest and most interesting imagery around the globe with a new layer, Voyager, available in desktop versions of Google Earth.

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H)Different imagery types in Voyager are shown by color

In this first edition of Voyager, you’ll find five sections to explore:

  • Street View: highlights from Street View, including the Taj Mahal and the Grand Canyon
  • Earth View: striking landscapes around the globe as seen from space (more below)
  • 3D cities: a showcase of cities and towns available in photorealistic 3D (don’t forget to tilt!)
  • Satellite imagery updates: a map of our most recently published satellite imagery
  • Highlight tour: with thousands of Voyager locations to choose from, take a quick tour of a few to whet your appetite.
The Kemgon Gompa—available in the Street View layer—is a Buddhist monastery in Lukla, Nepal

Earth View
Looking at our planet from above is not only a reminder of how interdependent our human and natural ecosystems are—it also lays bare the Earth’s staggering and often surreal beauty.

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I)The Hammar Marshes of Iran are an uncharacteristic yet beautiful wetland feature in the otherwise arid climate

Earth View is library of some of the most striking and enigmatic landscapes available in Google Earth. It started as a 20 percent project last year by a few. Googlers who enjoyed scouring satellite imagery for these gems. These images soon made their way onto Android phones, Chromecast and Chromebooks as a distinctive kind of wallpaper.

J)Islands surrounding Cuba seen in the Earth View Chrome Extension

For Earth’s 10th birthday. We’re expanding the Earth View collection to 1,500 landscapes from every continent. And ocean and making it accessible to even more people. The new imagery is available with an updated version of our Chrome extension and a new web gallery. Download high-resolution wallpapers for your mobile and desktop devices, or better yet, print them up for your walls!.

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Thank you for the last 10 years exploring your world with Google Earth. We hope Voyager and Earth View will unlock a new perspective on our planet. We look forward to seeing what the next decade brings!.             K)Google Earth images of Gulfport, Mississippi’s shoreline before and after Hurricane Katrina. L)Google Earth images of Gulfport, Mississippi’s shoreline before and after Hurricane Katrina. M)Google Earth images of Gulfport, Mississippi’s shoreline before and after Hurricane Katrina. O)Google Earth images of Gulfport, Mississippi’s shoreline before and after Hurricane Katrina. P)Google Earth images of Gulfport, Mississippi’s shoreline before and after Hurricane Katrina. Q)Google Earth images of Gulfport, Mississippi’s shoreline before and after Hurricane Katrina. U)So to celebrate how far Google Earth has come and our leap into the next 10 years, we’ve created a few new ways to help you better see places from around. (and above) the world. L)So to celebrate how far Google Earth has come and our leap into the next 10 years, we’ve created a few new ways to help you better see places from around (and above) the world. M)So to celebrate how far Google Earth has come and our leap into the next 10 years, we’ve created a few new ways to help you better see places from around. (and above) the world. O)So to celebrate how far Google Earth has come and our leap into the next 10 years. we’ve created a few new ways to help you better see places from around. (and above) the world. P)So to celebrate how far Google Earth has come and our leap into the next 10 years. we’ve created a few new ways to help you better see places from around. (and above) the world. Q)So to celebrate how far Google Earth has come and our leap into the next 10 years. we’ve created a few new ways to help you better see places from around (and above) the world. U)So to celebrate how far Google Earth has come and our leap into the next 10 years. We’ve created a few new ways to help you better see places from around (and above) the world. V)These images soon made their way onto Android phones, Chromecast and Chromebooks as a distinctive kind of wallpaper. W)These images soon made their way onto Android phones, Chromecast and Chromebooks as a distinctive kind of wallpaper. X)These images soon made their way onto Android phones, Chromecast and Chromebooks as a distinctive kind of wallpaper. Y)These images soon made their way onto Android phones, Chromecast and Chromebooks as a distinctive kind of wallpaper. Z)These images soon made their way onto Android phones, Chromecast and Chromebooks as a distinctive kind of wallpaper. Z)These images soon made their way onto Android phones, Chromecast and Chromebooks as a distinctive kind of wallpaper.

Google Maps Gallery

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B)Introducing Google Maps Gallery: Unlocking the World’s Maps.                                                    google maps gallery

February 27, 2014
C)If you’ve ever wondered which trails Lewis & Clark traveled for their famous expedition, or looked for maps of the best schools in your region, you may have found yourself scouring the web without much luck. The best results for your search may come from governments, nonprofits and businesses, but historically that information has been hard to find or inaccessible to the public. Well, now, with the new Google Maps Gallery, it’s easier for you to find maps like those all in one place.

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D)Maps Gallery works like an interactive, digital atlas. You can explore historic city plans, climate trends, housing affordability, shipwrecks and up-to-date evacuation routes.

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E)This World Bank map shows per capita internet usage by country over time. 

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F)Travel back to Venice 1838 with the David Rumsey Map Collection

(Use the slider to fade in the base map and see how things have changed)

The contrast between North Korea and South Korea could hardly be more stark on this NASA map. 

 

G)Today, you can browse the Gallery for maps from National Geographic Society, World Bank Group, United States Geological Survey, Florida Emergency Management and the City of Edmonton, and more organizations will be adding their maps over time. As the Gallery grows, it’ll be easier to find out where we’ve been, where we are. And where we’re going, giving us a new way to look at the world around us.

H)Posted by Jordan Breckenridge, Product Manager, Google Maps Today, you can browse the Gallery for maps from National Geographic Society. World Bank Group, United States Geological Survey, Florida Emergency Management. And the City of Edmonton. And more organizations will be adding their maps over time. As the Gallery grows. It’ll be easier to find out where we’ve been, where we are. And where we’re going, giving us a new way to look at the world around us.

I)Posted by Jordan Breckenridge, Product Manager, Google Maps B)The best results for your search may come from governments. Nonprofits and businesses, but historically that information has been hard to find or inaccessible to the public. earthtopomaps

J)In addition to finding these maps, through Maps Gallery, they can be viewed in Google Earth and are discoverable through major search engines. H)In addition to finding these maps, through Maps Gallery, they can be viewed in Google Earth and are discoverable through major search engines. I)In addition to finding these maps, through Maps Gallery, they can be viewed in Google Earth and are discoverable through major search engines. M)Nonprofits and businesses, but historically that information. K)In addition to finding these maps, through Maps Gallery, they can be viewed in Google Earth and are discoverable through major search engines. L)google maps. M)In addition to finding these maps. N)In addition to finding these maps. O)In addition to finding these maps. P)In addition to finding these maps. Q)In addition to finding these maps. U)In addition to finding these maps. R)In addition to finding these maps. S)In addition to finding these maps. T)In addition to finding these maps. V)In addition to finding these maps. W)In addition to finding these maps. X)In addition to finding these maps. Z)In addition to finding these maps. A)In addition to finding these maps. B)In addition to finding these maps. C)In addition to finding these maps. D)In addition to finding these maps. E)In addition to finding these maps. F)In addition to finding these maps. G)In addition to finding these maps. H)In addition to finding these maps. I)In addition to finding these maps. i)In addition to finding these maps. J)In addition to finding these maps. K)In addition to finding these maps. L)

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