The best of Google Earth for November, 2013

November saw some great stories related to Google Earth.  Here are my favorites from the month:

We took another look at the amazing UTA Flight 772 memorial in the desert of Niger.

Michael Heizer creates some amazing (and amazingly large) artwork, and Google Earth is a great way to view much of it.

We saw Google release some new imagery on November 12 and some new Street View imagery on November 14.

DigitalGlobe was the first to release post-typhoon imagery from the Philippines after Haiyan hit, though I expect we’ll see more from that region soon.

We took a look at the “Geo for Good” summit that was held at Google’s headquarters.

We showed you a neat way to learn more about the geo contexts of popular books by using the Google Lit Trips site.

We took a look at the current status of the popular “Google Earth War” game.

We looked at ways that Google Earth is used to help facilitate crimes, and how it’s also used to help prevent them.

What was your favorite story from November?

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



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