Earth Hour


Earth Hour takes place this Saturday, 28th of March at 8:30 pm local time. Earth hour is an annual event designed to raise awareness of global climate change. Participants turn off their lights for a … [Read more...]

Google Views and Business View not working in Google Earth


Google Street View includes three different sources of imagery: Google Street View captured using Google's special cameras mounted on cars / boats or the Trekker. Google Views, which consists of … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – February 2015

Monthly google Earth Imagery Updates_small

Google has finally produced an Imagery Update map for February 2015. Until now, the most recent map showed the December 17th, 2014 update although we had noticed a large quantity of new imagery since … [Read more...]

Landsat data now on Amazon Web Services


The Landsat program is a joint initiative between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA. For a more in-depth look at the Landsat program and its history see this pdf. The Landsat program has four … [Read more...]

Another look at DigitalGlobe’s FirstLook coverage

Train Derailment in India

Last week we had a look at Digital Globe's FirstLook service and some imagery of the damage done by Cyclone Pam to Vanuatu. We have been going through some of the locations from the DigitalGlobe … [Read more...]

Theatre map of Great Britain

Theatre map of Great Britain

We recently came across an excellent map of the theatres of Great Britain posted on Google Groups. The creator Sue Bunch has put a lot of work into it, with most Placemarks including a photo of the … [Read more...]

Cyclone Pam and DigitalGlobe FirstLook coverage


This last weekend Tropical Cyclone Pam struck the Islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific causing widespread devastation. We were asked by a GEB reader whether the satellite imaging companies would … [Read more...]

Planet Labs


Last year we had a look at Satellogic, a satellite imaging company that is planning to launch hundreds of imaging satellites. However, they are still in the very early stages of development and have … [Read more...]

Google Earth plugin showcase: HeyWhatsThat eclipse


This is the twelfth in our series showcasing the Google Earth plugin. This Friday, March 20th, 2015 there will be a total solar eclipse. We have looked at number of eclipses in the past and one of our … [Read more...]

Niagara Falls gets new 3D


Google added a number of new 3D areas over the weekend, amongst which was Niagara Falls, which lies on the border of Ontario, Canada and New York State, USA. For a list of other newly discovered 3D … [Read more...]