Review of Google Earth for Android Version 8

As mentioned in my previous post, Google recently announced a new version of Google Earth for Android. This version (8.0.0.2305) is a complete re-write of the underlying Google Earth 3D model, and now … [Read more...]

Partial Solar Eclipse October 23rd 2014

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There will be a partial solar eclipse later today October 23rd 2014. It will be visible over much of North America. We have looked at eclipses many time in the past, including: 2006, 2008 1,2, 2009, … [Read more...]

Google Rewrites Google Earth for Android

New Google Earth for Android

Google has announced a new version of Google Earth for Android that promises "an enhanced 3D experience, quicker updates to the map, and an easier way to view your KML files in Earth". It has some … [Read more...]

Jimmy John’s non-compete zones in Google Earth

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SigActs.com has an interesting blog post about U.S. sandwich restaurant chain Jimmy John’s, which requires their deli employees to sign non-compete agreements. There is an online map provided, but it … [Read more...]

Google Solar System

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We have in the past shown you how to turn Google Earth into various other planets including Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. Several of the models come from the Barnabu blog by James Stafford, who also … [Read more...]

Using KML to change your field of view in Google Earth

FOV

Thank you to GEB reader Sebastien for letting us know that the Field of View can be adjusted in Google Earth by means of a tour. There are other techniques mentioned here such as a KML with … [Read more...]

Google Earth plugin gradually fading away

Ships2Career

Due to the uncertain future of the Google Earth plugin, many prominent sites that used to use it have started to transition to other alternatives. Here are three examples: Ships 2 Career from … [Read more...]

USGS 3D Elevation Program

Mount St. Helens

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has a program called the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). From the USGS website: The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to growing … [Read more...]

Magnetic North and True North

MagneticDeclinationCapeTown

A magnetic compass, including the compasses on most smart phones, does not point to the North Pole, or even to the North Magnetic Pole. Instead, it points away from True North by an angle known as the … [Read more...]

News Roundup: Polar ice caps, poachers and space detectives

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Polar ice caps The US National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has recently updated their KML files of Arctic and Antarctic ice to include 2014 data. We have looked at their work many times in the … [Read more...]