New Napal Imagery following May 12th Aftershock

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Last week we talked about the new imagery in Google Earth following the April 25th Nepal earthquake. On May 12th Nepal experienced a major aftershock consisting of a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. Just … [Read more...]

The Oslo Blur

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In September last year soon after we first released our KML showing the areas covered by 3D imagery, GEB reader 'bubollofo' pointed out that there was a blurred square of imagery over Olso, … [Read more...]

Average Cloud Cover Map and Map Projections

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We recently came across this article about a recently released map of average cloud cover for the last 13 years produced by NASA. The map is provided in the form of an image and a high resolution … [Read more...]

Sana’a Airport bomb damage

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Thank you to GEB reader AC for pointing us to the recently added imagery of Sana'a Airport in Yemen. The image comes from DigitalGlobe and was captured on March 27th, 2015. Before and after images … [Read more...]

Oil Slick from Oil Platform Explosion in Google Earth

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Most oil platforms can not be seen in Google Earth. This is because Google and its imagery providers do not bother with imagery of the oceans far from the coast unless there is something of particular … [Read more...]

Beautiful Satellite Imagery we won’t be Seeing in Google Earth

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The imagery in Google Earth is carefully selected to be as cloud-free and snow-cover-free as possible. This makes for a good, clear picture of features on the ground, but it does mean we are missing … [Read more...]

Post-earthquake Imagery of Nepal in Google Earth

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[Update: Thank you to GEB reader AC for pointing out that the Kathmandu imagery is actually May 3rd imagery (I read the dates wrong) and does show earthquake damage.] We have been keeping an eye on … [Read more...]

Google Earth Community to the Rescue

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We recently came across this interesting thread on the new Google Earth Community. Apparently a woman was driving through a park in Lithuania with her sister. They got stuck in the mud and didn't … [Read more...]

Google Rolling out 3D at an Extraordinary Rate

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As we mentioned in our month-end post, over the last couple of months, Google has stepped up the rate at which they are releasing 3D imagery. Most notably in the last week Google has added areas in … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – April 2015

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Google has updated its monthly Imagery Updates map to show April 2015. You can view it in Google Earth using this KML file. As usual, there is no way to keep a permanent record other than a screen … [Read more...]