Real-time traffic now in Google Earth

Google Earth Real-time trafficAs reported on the Google Latlong blog, Google Earth now has a new “traffic” layer which uses the same real-time traffic data that is used in Google Maps.

It’s not especially fancy, but that’s probably a good thing.  Sometimes simple is better.  The traffic is shown as a series of dots along the highway.  Green=fast, yellow=ok, red=slow.  The dots are clickable and provide you with the current speed read from that radar.

If I still had a highway commute, I could see myself checking this as I stepped out the door each morning.  Nice work, Google!


  1. Oh man! I gotta have this feature! hahaha just kiddin’

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