Google Adds Place Pages to Google Earth

    December 8, 2009
    Chris Crum

Google has started including Place Pages in Google Earth. Place Pages are the pages that Google sets up for places and businesses that have been accessible via Google Maps for a little while. They incorporate photos, videos, reviews and other content about that particular business or place, into one spot.

Google Earth users who browse the world in 3D will now be able to bring these Place Pages up when clicking on a business or a place, and clicking "view more information."

Place Page in Google Earth

In addition, users can expand individual sections to see more content:

Earth Place Page

"If you’re a business owner, you can update your details in our Local Business Center, to ensure we’re showing the most accurate information to people searching for your business in both Google Maps and Google Earth," says Google Earth Associate Product Manager Matt Holden.

It’s interesting to see Google include Place Pages in Google Earth, not long after the discovery of Google showing AdSense ads in it. That topic is of particular interest, as Google’s policy on AdSense prohibits people from including ads places that are not web-based, Google Earth being a desktop application. 

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