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...]

Google Maps of recent Ebola and MERS Outbreaks

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We've shown you many of the great stories from George at MyReadingMapped over the past year or so. He creates excellent maps to help explain global issues. His latest is regarding the recent news … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for March, 2014

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We saw some amazing new Google Earth-related stories in March, and here are some of my favorites. We took a look at the latest release of SketchUp and the new version of the 3D Warehouse. George … [Read more...]

Overlays of affected areas from Oso landslide

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Last week we showed you some imagery from the landslide in Oso, Washington and this week we're back with a few overlays from James Baker that help explain things a bit more. James has created two … [Read more...]

Using the Google Earth Overlay tool

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A few months ago we took a look at some of Eric Stitt's work on genealogy on his blog, and he continues to produce very useful tips. His latest post goes into detail about Overlays, which can be … [Read more...]

The landslide near Oso, Washington

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Last weekend, rainfall triggered a massive landslide near Oso, Washington that killed at least 24 people. There have been many news reports about the event, but I believe NASA is the first to provide … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to prove a case of illegal waste dumping

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For a few years now, the Sierra Club and Earthjustice had suspected that Louisville Gas & Electric had been illegally dumping chemicals into the Ohio river. They've been capturing ground-level … [Read more...]

Giving a “pulse” to the Colorado River

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In the past 100 years, the Colorado River delta has gone from a very green area to quite brown and dead, thanks to huge demand on the water by the United States and Mexico. However, a plan is in … [Read more...]

Did Google Earth help save a woman on a deserted island?

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It's an amazing story -- a woman is trapped on a deserted island for years, until a kid in Minnesota notices her "SOS" on the beach and she is later saved. It's amazing, but it's also completely … [Read more...]