Basically, Google Earth is now reaping the benefits of the geo-tagging option it introduced earlier this year. YouTube publishers were (and still are) allowed to mark a spot on the map and mention the video/ videos recorded there.

In order to access this feature, users must go to Google Earth’s “Featured Content” folder on the left-hand side of the page. A click on the YouTube button will have icons pointing to videos related to that area popping up on the selected area on the map. As expected, the number of displayed videos will grow if the user decided to zoom in for a larger image of the location.

Also, users can search for all videos attached to a specific location. The videos can be watched via Google Earth or YouTube.

The downside of the new feature (for the time being) is that the overlay doesn’t filter videos. The same location may feature various videos and don’t act all surprised if you see a famous American figure parked right next to an alien ship, ok?