The 100th anniversary of the start of World War I

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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and Erik Hellstedt at Geo-Animate.com has built an excellent visualization of the early stages of the war. In Erik's words: Today … [Read more...]

Street View now available in Serbia

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Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader 'Nikola', we've learned that Street View imagery is now available in a number of cities in Serbia. Some of the new cities include Pancevo, Novi Sad, Belgrade and … [Read more...]

Engineering road systems and housing developments using Google Earth

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Three years ago we showed you the very useful visualization that the city of Douglasville, Georgia created to show how new road construction would be laid out. It was a great use of Google Earth and … [Read more...]

Tracking Flight MH17 in Google Earth

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Last week, Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine by a surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 people on board. While blame is still being passed around for the crash, there are some … [Read more...]

Looking at nuclear disasters in Google Earth

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Sylvan Lane at Mashable recently posted an in-depth look at nuclear disasters over the years, and he made solid use of Google Earth and Google Maps to explain each event. Along with discussions of … [Read more...]

New Google Earth imagery – July 18, 2014

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It turns out that a few days ago while we were telling you about the new 3D imagery in London, Google had also pushed out quite a lot of fresh satellite imagery. Thanks to 'munden', 'dario' and … [Read more...]

45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission

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This Sunday 45 years ago, July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. One great way to experience the landing is by viewing … [Read more...]

London goes 3D

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Google has finally added 3D imagery to London, and it appears they've done a great job with it. As with other recent cities, it appears that their techniques for creating this imagery continue to … [Read more...]

Exploring earthquake fault lines in Google Earth

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We've talked about Earthquakes quite a lot over the years, as Google Earth is a great tool for visualizing those types of events. However, we've not shown very much related to the actual fault lines … [Read more...]

Protecting uncontacted tribes in the Amazon rainforest with Google Earth

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Scientists from the University of Missouri and the University of New Mexico have been using Google Earth imagery to track an uncontacted tribe in Amazon rainforest in Brazil. While Google Earth adds … [Read more...]