The best of Google Earth for July 2015

Lubeck

Google has continued to roll out 3D imagery, with over 50 new or updated areas so far in July. In addition, we saw indications that Google is interested in getting 3D imagery for Indian … [Read more...]

Animating historical imagery using Google Earth Tours

Europe

Last year we showed you how to animate Google Earth historical imagery using the Google Earth plugin. However, the Google Earth plugin has been deprecated and is set to stop working on December 12th, … [Read more...]

Latest Pluto map in Google Earth

Pluto

Earlier this month, we had a look at a map of Pluto that NASA produced and made available in KML format for viewing Google Earth. That was before the New Horizons spacecraft had reached Pluto and the … [Read more...]

Google Earth Blog FAQ

Ikh Shuteen Tsogtsolbor

Quite a lot of the emails we get at GEB blog repeat the same questions or requests, so we thought it would be a good idea to create a short FAQ for GEB covering the most common questions and requests. … [Read more...]

Mongolia gets Street View

IceCarving

Google has recently added Mongolia to the list of countries with Street View. Read more about it on Google's LatLong blog. There have also been some major additions in Malaysia on the Island of … [Read more...]

Getting Landsat 8 imagery into Google Earth

LandsatCapeTown

When Landsat 8 imagery was made available on Amazon AWS our first question was: 'how easy will it be to view it in Google Earth?'. This is our experience trying to answer that question. The Landsat 8 … [Read more...]

Google Earth’s ‘background’ imagery

Landsat-NASA

As we have discussed before Google Earth shows different imagery depending on the zoom level and whether or not you are in 'historical imagery' mode. We have also talked about how the ocean bathymetry … [Read more...]

Google gets altitude wrong and drowns a city

DrownedCity

Thank you to GEB reader 'jonahtornado' for letting us know that Google appears to have got the altitude wrong in the 3D for the Italian city of Crotone. If looked at in Google Earth with the 'Water … [Read more...]

The complex borders of Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog

HouseInTwoCountries

We recently watched this interesting YouTube video about the complicated borders between Belgium and the Netherlands. Baarle-Hertog is a municipality of Belgium which consists of 24 separate exlaves … [Read more...]

Converting Google Maps Street View URLs to KML

GoogleEarthStreetView

Google Maps Classic has been discontinued, and with it old URLs that pointed to Street View are no-longer working, including some in old posts on GEB. So we decided to write a bit of JavaScript to … [Read more...]