New Google Earth Imagery – April 16, 2014

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It appears that Google has pushed out a fresh batch of imagery. Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB readers 'Jonah', 'Munden', 'Andreas' and 'Horvath' for letting us know. The new imagery can already be … [Read more...]

The hidden farms of Chicago

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NPR's The Salt recently took a look at Chicago and the many "hidden farms" that can be found on rooftops around the city. Researcher John Taylor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign … [Read more...]

Exploring L’Aquila five years later

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Three years ago we told you about the effort to rebuild L'Aquila in 3D following a major earthquake in 2009. Graziano Di Crescenzo has an Italian blog about Google Earth and is very passionate about … [Read more...]

Meograph redesigns their application with a fresh new look

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We've talked about Meograph a variety of times over the past few years. They have an excellent tool that combines Google Earth with storytelling, and it can be a great way to supplement a story with … [Read more...]

The obscured areas of Google Earth

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While Google Earth offers imagery for the vast majority of the planet, there are a variety of places that are intentionally hidden for security or political reasons. This great article on … [Read more...]

The artwork of Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada in Google Earth

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Jorge Rodriquez-Gerada is an artist that creates amazingly large pieces of art. A great example is his "WISH" installation, shown below, which took several years to complete. I grabbed a copy of … [Read more...]

The perspective from Google Earth can change the way you see things

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It's a common joke that when people first open up Google Earth and can explore any place on earth, they first go and find their own house. We've all done it. However, even viewing your own house in … [Read more...]

Do you think you know your aerial imagery? Find out on QuizUp.

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A few months ago I started playing QuizUp from time to time on my phone. It's a fast-paced trivia game that pits you against other players around the world in real-time. It has a very wide variety … [Read more...]

Pacific eruption turns two islands into one

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Back in 1973, a volcanic eruption in the western Pacific ocean caused the formation of a new island named Nishino-shima. Four months ago, a nearby eruption caused the formation of a new island named … [Read more...]

Explore the temples of Angkor Wat in Google Street View

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We've seen Google generate many thousands of miles of Street View imagery over the years. ¬†From cities such as Venice, to neat places such as a corn maze, to amazing locations such as the Grand … [Read more...]