YouTube adds Google Earth geo-tagging

YouTube adds Google Earth geo-tagging

Dogs falling off skateboards can now be viewed on a map

Google has unveiled a new feature of Google Earth that allows users to view YouTube videos shot in a certain location.

The YouTube content is presented in a special layer on the satellite images. YouTube publishers have to tag their creations with a location marking for it to show up on Google Earth.

The overlay does not filter videos, causing a wide variety of content to show up. A video shot at Buckingham Palace, for instance, offered predictable images of a guard slipping.

But it also showed a video called Robo Violence, a stick-figure animation with no apparent link to the royal dwelling.

YouTube introduced its geo-tagging option earlier this year, allowing users to leave a push-in on a map to indicate where their video was recorded.