California, USA, 12 April 2007: Trimble today launched the first multimedia layer of GPS-based details for Google Earth. The layer incorporates interactive information from the Trimble Outdoors(TM) catalog of GPS-on-cellular applications, as well as premium content from contributors.
The Trimble Outdoors solution takes advantage of technology convergence by integrating trip details with its planning software, the Web and mobile phone technology to allow users to view all the details on a single platform. With GPS-based information available from Trimble Outdoors through Google Earth featured content layer, users can access a wide variety of multimedia data including routes, points of interest, pictures, video and audio.
“Trimble Outdoors is providing Google Earth users with the first multimedia GPS content layer for outdoor adventure seekers,” said Larry Fox, business development, Trimble Outdoors. “Using Google Earth and the Trimble Outdoors GPS layer, users can view a 3D trip of running, bicycling or hiking destinations gaining a unique perspective with the addition of audio, video, photos and detailed editorial. Through this interactive interface, users can not only see an activity, they can share an experience.”
Google Earth with the present available content such as satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings, will now include Trimble Outdoors GPS layer, containing informative, multimedia-enhanced data about various places around the planet, overlaid on Google Earth imagery. Trimble Outdoors has populated its Google Earth layer with premium fitness and off-road GPS navigation information, such as GPS tracks and waypoints, trailhead directions, trail descriptions, photos, video clips and audio. For more information about Google Earth or to download the application,