The 17-year-old “Desert Breath” in Google Earth

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Back in March of 1997, the D.A.ST. Arteam created a massive piece of artwork in the eastern Sahara desert. Because of the sheer size of the work, it remains visible in Google Earth to this … [Read more...]

28 years makes a river look like a snake

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Google's "Earth Engine", which we first told you about back in 2010, can allow for some pretty amazing visualizations. One of the neatest that I've seen is this simple visualization of the path of … [Read more...]

Virtual Cilicia on Google Earth

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We've seen a handful of "virtual" cities and countries over the years, such as Virtual Alabama and Virtual Kenya. The platforms give users access to a wide array of information about the area and can … [Read more...]

The 3D Cities of Google Earth

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I've long said that one of my favorite features of Google Earth are the 3D buildings. Being able to explore new areas in full 3D is an amazing thing to be able to do. Nearly two years ago, Google … [Read more...]

The Topography of Plate Tectonics in Google Earth

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It's somewhat surprising to me that after all the years that Google Earth Blog has been around, we've never seen a file that focuses on the plate tectonics of earth. We've discussed various … [Read more...]

How to fix errors in Google Earth

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We continue to receive many emails each week asking how to correct map errors in Google Earth (address in the wrong location, point of interest is missing, etc), so I thought it'd be worth revisiting … [Read more...]

SketchUp 2014 and a refreshed 3D Warehouse released

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While it no longer has the close connection to Google Earth that it once did, we know that many of you remain avid SketchUp fans and will be pleased to learned that SketchUp 2014 has been released. … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for February, 2014

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February saw some great stories related to Google Earth. Here are my favorites from the month: The folks at DataAppeal put out some more great updates to their product. We saw some great maps of … [Read more...]

Google releases the Google Maps Gallery, with solid support for Google Earth

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Google has just launched the Google Maps Gallery to help "unlock the world's maps". It's an impressive collection of maps of various kinds, easily accessible in one place. The maps all have a … [Read more...]

Mapping your hike with Google Earth

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A recent article at Popular Mechanics discusses some great ways to share your hikes with your friends via Google Earth, and they include some great tips. To start of course, they recommend that you … [Read more...]