Google Maps Mania turns 10


If you are as interested in maps as we are, then you probably already know and follow Google Maps Mania. Yesterday, April 13th, they turned 10! Happy Birthday! They were initially focused on Google … [Read more...]

The World’s Longest Straight-Line Sail

Longest straight-line sail

We recently came across this post on Reddit. It references a YouTube video claiming to have discovered the longest straight line that can be sailed without going over land. The video creator calls it … [Read more...]

Understanding Google’s Imagery Updates map part 3: 3D imagery

Google Maps

In the last couple of posts (1) (2) we looked at Google's Imagery Updates map and some of the intricacies around aerial and satellite imagery. Thank you to GEB reader Chris for pointing out in the … [Read more...]

Further comments on understanding Google imagery updates


Yesterday we looked at Google's Imagery Updates map and what it tells us. We mentioned that the imagery being added is not always current imagery. So you may be asking why Google would add old imagery … [Read more...]

Understanding Google’s Imagery Updates map


Last week Google published a map titled 'Monthly Google Earth Imagery Updates', which contains a layer called 'Satellite and Aerial Imagery Updates March - 2015'. So what does this map tell us? The … [Read more...]

The New Google Earth Community

Last Friday, Google made an announcement that they plan to "retire" the Google Earth Community (GEC) forums starting May 1st. Google wants to continue managing the Google Earth product help forums, … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – March 2015


Google has updated its Imagery Update map to show March 2015. Thank you to GEB reader Sladys for letting us know. As before, you can view it in Google Earth using this KML file It is the same map … [Read more...]

Lunar Eclipse on 4th April


Tomorrow, 4th April 2015, sees the shortest total lunar eclipse of the century, being total for only 4 minutes and 43 seconds. It is the third in a tetrad of eclipses. You can learn more about the … [Read more...]

Red lakes in Google Earth


Last month we got an enquiry from GEB reader Mostafa, asking for a scientific explanation for a red lake that appears in Google Earth imagery in Cairo, Egypt. More recently, GEB reader David brought … [Read more...]

Google Earth plugin showcase: Trans Taiwan Ultra-Marathon

Race in progress

This is the thirteenth in our series showcasing the Google Earth plugin. Today's story demonstrates that although the Google Earth plugin has been deprecated it is still very much a working product … [Read more...]