According to NASA Ames, a discussion about the agreement with Google has been scheduled for Monday, December 18. Not much is known about what is going to be discussed, but the press release gives us a couple clues:
NASA Ames Research Center hosts a media briefing Monday to discuss a major announcement involving Google, Inc.
WHAT: Media briefing announcing details of Space Act Agreement with Google, Inc.What exactly is the "Space Act Agreement"? I searched for it on Google, and found the official document from NASA. It states the purpose as:
Sec. 401. (a) The purpose of this title is to authorize and direct the Administration to develop and carry out a comprehensive program of research, technology, and monitoring of the phenomena of the upper atmosphere so as to provide for an understanding of and to maintain the chemical and physical integrity of the Earth's upper atmosphere.
It can't be a coincidence that New Scientist speaks of a new addition to Google Earth called "iEarth" that lets you choose a spot anywhere on the planet to get interesting measurements. This product is set to be available to the public in April according to them.
Choosing a spot on the planet's surface will prompt iEarth to display ground-based measurements for that location, as well as data relating to the atmosphere and space above it.