As many of you (who "lived through" the last "upgrade" of Google Earth when it completely broke all of our maps) can imagine, the first thing I did was to try it out. It works great… and it does NOT break our maps.
It doesn't seem to be an upgrade to the GE-5.0 program; rather, an expansion to the content database served up... and what a SERVING!
Click the button that looks like a planet with rings at the top and it will "fly you to the moon!" Once there you can navigate just like you were on the earth.
There are lots and lots of tiny US flags (U.S. landings and crashings), many red flags (Russia's), a couple white/red dot flags (Japan's) and even a blue one (European Space Agency).
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
In addition, a grundle of landmarks are all labeled and there are red squares (panoramio like photos), blue squares (high definition fly bys from Japan's orbiter), little flag-holding spacemen icon's (Apollo space walks) AND even "you-tube" icons for videos of historic events.
There's even full graphic representations of the Apollo landers and voice-over tours! And, you can also see where they parked their ATV's.
One very interesting, I'm sure unintentional, phenomenon is that if you forget to turn off the moon and load an Offroading Home map file it will display. The Utah Offroading Trails, it turns out, is between the Landau, Lacchini and Petropavlovskiy craters right next to Razumov.
Remember, you need to have Google Earth to run the Offroading Home maps; so, if you haven't already, now is as good as time as any to upgrade to GE-5.0.