New Version of Google Earth

Google Earth Pro new version

Google has pushed out a new minor update to the desktop version of Google Earth. The new version is dated March 30th, 2015. Thank you to GEB reader AC for letting us know first (we have had … [Read more...]

News roundup: Nessie, New Islands and Finding your Way Home

Loch Ness Street View

Loch Ness gets Street View As part of the Catlin Seaview Survey Google have captured Street View from a boat that travelled the length of Loch Ness in Scotland and even stopped and took some photos … [Read more...]

Explore Google Earth on Earth Day


April 22nd is Earth Day which we traditionally celebrate by looking back at some of the environment related stories of the past year. We looked at Google Earth Outreach and how they are helping a … [Read more...]

Google Earth Elevation Profiles


An often overlooked feature of Google Earth, elevation profiles were first introduced in version 5.2. The feature is easy to use, all you need is a path selected in your 'My Places' then go to the … [Read more...]

Historical Imagery and the Ocean Floor


An interesting aspect of the 'historical imagery' feature in Google Earth is that when you turn it on Google Earth displays a different dataset for the ocean floor. Based on the copyright information, … [Read more...]

Chrome now making it harder to use the Google Earth plugin


In June last year the Google Chrome team announced that they would be ending support for NPAPI based plugins by September 2014. NPAPI is an ageing technology used by, most notably, Java, Silverlight … [Read more...]

Frequency of new satellite imagery in Google Earth


When looking around Google Earth in historical imagery, we have noticed an interesting trend with regards to the frequency of satellite imagery updates. It seems that Europe and the USA get … [Read more...]

Hyundai creates message to space


As part of an advertising campaign for the Hyundai Genesis, Hyundai have used the cars to write a message from a girl called Stephanie to her father who works on the International Space … [Read more...]

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...]