Google Earth to get timeline today, reports ZDNet

Adena over on All Points Blog points us to a ZDNet article that reports the Google Earth application is getting its timeline feature later today (Tuesday), as announced by Google Earth CTO Michael Jones at the AGI2006 conference in London. She chuckles at some of ZDNet’s shoddy reporting, but let me add a few more fact checks:

  • It’s not Google Earth Pro that already has a timeline — it’s Google Earth Enterprise. I’m assuming this means both Pro and Free will be getting the timeline feature.
  • The 30,000 developer figure isn’t for the Google Earth API, but for the Google Maps API.

Let’s hope ZDNet is actually correct in its reporting of the timeline feature.