In May of 2004, the Association of American Geographers organized an event called “Mapping the News.” It was my first professional association meeting and I had quite a fun time. One of the items I picked up from the vendors was this Keyhole flyer. It was written for journalists who might use Keyhole’s mapping capabilities for their stories. Back then you could get one free week of Keyhole before you had to start paying for it.
I have a knack for saving random documents I think are interesting and last week I rediscovered the flyer when I was disposing of old papers. Shortly after this flyer was produced (I don’t know the exact date) Google bought Keyhole and released it one year later as Google Earth. The rest is history….