Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Google Earth

This Sunday is Valentine's Day. As we do each year we are sharing this collection of heart shapes to be found in Google Earth, which you can also see in this YouTube video. To add to that collection … [Read more...]

Labelling Polygons in Google Earth

We were recently asked by a GEB reader whether or not it is possible to add labels to paths and polygons. The ability to add labels to paths was added to KML with version 6.1 of Google Earth. … [Read more...]

Landsat coverage

The Landsat 8 satellite circles the earth in a near polar orbit. See this YouTube video to see an animation of the path it takes. The resulting images are captured in specific spots on the surface of … [Read more...]

Adding pictures to Street View

This is part of a series of posts expanding on our Google Earth Blog FAQ. We get quite a lot of email along the lines of: "Our business / rental property / property for sale is shown in Street View … [Read more...]

Rotating and Translating Placemarks, Polygons and Paths

The Google Earth placemarks and drawing tools assume that whatever you are marking or drawing is in a fixed geographical location. Although you can move individual placemarks or individual points on a … [Read more...]

Super Bowl 50 in Google Earth

The Super Bowl is one of the largest annual sporting events in the USA. Super Bowl 50 takes place this Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Google has recently done an imagery update … [Read more...]

Google Earth Traffic layer dropped

Earlier this week Google Maps Engine was shut down. As a result, Google dropped three layers from Google Earth Pro, as they were dependent on Google Maps Engine. The dropped layers were “US … [Read more...]

NASA damage maps

We recently came across this interesting story about damage maps that NASA created after the Nepal earthquakes last year. We dug a little deeper and found this story on the NASA website, which … [Read more...]

Google Maps Engine and My Tracks coming to an end

We mentioned last week that Google Maps Engine is being shut down and as a result three Google Earth Pro only layers that depended on Google Maps Engine have been dropped. They were still visible over … [Read more...]

Google Street View Camera goes Mountaineering and Surfing

Last week we had a look at miniature Street View, where the street view cameras got tiny and toured the world's largest model railway. For pictures of the camera they used on that project see this … [Read more...]