Timeline for the end of the Google Earth plugin in Chrome

Google_Chrome_icon_(2011)

Last September Google announced that they would eventually drop support for NPAPI in Chrome, a key technology behind the Google Earth plugin. Then in September this year, they released a 64-bit … [Read more...]

Street View

CoastalJapan

Street View coverage continues to expand. There haven't been any major countries added to the list recently, but within countries the coverage is continuously expanding, and in many places, being … [Read more...]

Google Earth imagery updates 2009 to date

Historical Imagery Map 2009-date 2_small

In the past, Google would publish a network linked KML file that showed the outlines of imagery releases, including all historical releases going back to 2009. However, early this year they … [Read more...]

Hawaii’s Kilauea lava flows

Lava-flow-smoke

The imagery from Google's November 8th update is now available in historical imagery. A significant proportion of the imagery was not put into the default imagery, so was not accessible until … [Read more...]

Large artwork in Google Earth

MundiMan

Yesterday we talked about large artwork using GPS tracks. Although the artists did travel to the locations involved in their artwork, the record they left, and thus the actual art, was digital rather … [Read more...]

The World’s Largest Marriage Proposal

Yassan

Back in 2006 we looked at a few marriage proposals visible in satellite imagery. Then in 2008 we saw a marriage proposal in Street View. Tokyo artist, Yassan lays claim to the world's largest … [Read more...]

Freefalling music video – ode to Google Earth

MidnightJuggernauts-Freefalling

From October last year, Google stopped accepting user created 3D models into Google Earth. Instead, they have been rolling out automatically generated 3D imagery. Both the 3D 'Earth View' in Google … [Read more...]

Fake photo of MH17 being shot down

MH17FakePhoto

Back in July, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. We showed you some Digital Globe imagery of the crash site, which has since, in addition to other … [Read more...]

Search in Google Earth

LungaSt

The mapping data in the desktop version of Google Earth is currently a separate database from that in Google Maps. The Mobile version of Google Earth was recently given a complete rewrite and now uses … [Read more...]

Viewing maps from the Maps Gallery in Google Earth

ViewInGoogleEarth_MapsGallery

In February this year, Google launched the Google Maps Gallery. The Maps Gallery hosts an impressive collection of maps. Although the maps can be viewed directly in the Maps Gallery, many of them are … [Read more...]