The best of Google Earth for October 2014

BerlinAndMadrid

The biggest story of the month was the release of Google Earth for Android version 8. Find Frank's review of the changes and new features here. The most notable feature is a complete rewrite of the 3D … [Read more...]

Animating historical imagery using the Google Earth plugin

HistoricalImageryAnimation

Earlier this month we showed you a gif animation of the historical imagery of Europe. It was created by taking screenshots of Google Earth then combining them into an animated gif. However, doing that … [Read more...]

Halloween Earth

Halloween

With Halloween on Friday, this is a good time to get your pumpkin decorations finished. If you are having trouble covering your house with pumpkins, then why not cover the whole earth with one … [Read more...]

Satellogic planning to achieve global coverage with live video and pictures

SatelliteInternals

Yesterday we talked about Skybox, which is owned by Google and currently has two satellites, but is planning a constellation of 24. When we talked about their gif animations of the Burning Man … [Read more...]

Skybox for Good

SkyboxImage

Back in June 2014, Google acquired Skybox Imaging. In September, Skybox provided an impressive demonstration of their capabilities by capturing images of the Burning Man festival and producing … [Read more...]

Review of Google Earth for Android Version 8

As mentioned in my previous post, Google recently announced a new version of Google Earth for Android. This version (8.0.0.2305) is a complete re-write of the underlying Google Earth 3D model, and now … [Read more...]

Partial Solar Eclipse October 23rd 2014

EclipseOnHeyWhatsThat

There will be a partial solar eclipse later today October 23rd 2014. It will be visible over much of North America. We have looked at eclipses many time in the past, including: 2006, 2008 1,2, 2009, … [Read more...]

Google Rewrites Google Earth for Android

New Google Earth for Android

Google has announced a new version of Google Earth for Android that promises "an enhanced 3D experience, quicker updates to the map, and an easier way to view your KML files in Earth". It has some … [Read more...]

Jimmy John’s non-compete zones in Google Earth

JimmyJohnsNonCompete

SigActs.com has an interesting blog post about U.S. sandwich restaurant chain Jimmy John’s, which requires their deli employees to sign non-compete agreements. There is an online map provided, but it … [Read more...]

Google Solar System

IO

We have in the past shown you how to turn Google Earth into various other planets including Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. Several of the models come from the Barnabu blog by James Stafford, who also … [Read more...]