Exploring kudzu infestation in the US

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Living in the southeast United States, I'm very familiar with the vine known as kudzu. Introduced to the US from Japan in 1876, kudzu is spreading at an amazing rate of 150,000 acres each year. Kyle … [Read more...]

Locations of famous movies in Google Earth

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Eight years ago, Frank shared with us a neat KML file that showed the locations of famous movies around the world, and now the folks at SkyMoviesHD have compiled a great list of 30 locations using … [Read more...]

Traveling through Romania and Georgia with Google Earth

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GEB reader "fjk" recently biked through Romania and Georgia and did an excellent job of showcasing his trip in Google Earth. fjk and his friend visited Kutaisi, borjomi, Vardzia and various other … [Read more...]

YoubeQ adds new languages, vehicles, places and more

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We first told you about YoubeQ nearly three years ago, and they've been hard at working continually adding features. You can try it all for yourself at youbeq.com or read below for their list of … [Read more...]

Higher resolution imagery coming to Google Earth

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Last week DigitalGlobe, one of the primary suppliers of imagery for Google Earth, was given permission to sell higher resolution imagery. Previously they've been limited to selling 50 centimeter … [Read more...]

Creating a NavDoc of Philadelphia

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Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum from 250 Miles are trying to create a NavDoc of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this year and they need your help. They explain the word "NavDoc" as follows: … [Read more...]

Hurricane season is upon us

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Hurricane season is here, and Google has recently put out a helpful blog posts with tips for staying safe. Specifically, they suggest three things: Make sure your phone will receive Public Alerts … [Read more...]

Historical Street View imagery shows Detroit being reclaimed by nature

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It was just recently that Google released their historical Street View feature, and we already have an amazing example of what can be found in there. Using Google Street View's historical imagery … [Read more...]

Google acquires Skybox Imaging for $500 million

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Google has just announced that they've purchased Skybox Imaging for $500 million, in an effort to help keep imagery updated more rapidly, improve global internet access, and assist in disaster … [Read more...]

More underwater maps to explore in Street View

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Back in 2012, Google released some amazing underwater Street View imagery from a few areas around the world. As part of World Oceans Day last Sunday, Google has released some additional underwater … [Read more...]