Bringing Google Earth to VR

wearability

It was recently announced that Michael Jones, one of the original founders of Google Earth, has left Google and is now CEO of a cool new VR glasses maker called Wearality. These glasses are unlike … [Read more...]

The New Google Earth Community

Last Friday, Google made an announcement that they plan to "retire" the Google Earth Community (GEC) forums starting May 1st. Google wants to continue managing the Google Earth product help forums, … [Read more...]

Brian McClendon Gone, What’s next Google?

Vienna

Since 2005, Google Earth has been one of the most popular applications on the planet - both literally and figuratively. It was the first, and best, application to enable you to explore our entire … [Read more...]

Review of Google Earth for Android Version 8

As mentioned in my previous post, Google recently announced a new version of Google Earth for Android. This version (8.0.0.2305) is a complete re-write of the underlying Google Earth 3D model, and now … [Read more...]

Google Rewrites Google Earth for Android

New Google Earth for Android

Google has announced a new version of Google Earth for Android that promises "an enhanced 3D experience, quicker updates to the map, and an easier way to view your KML files in Earth". It has some … [Read more...]

Welcome a New Writer to Google Earth Blog

Mickey Mellen

The Google Earth Blog was started in 2005, by Frank Taylor (that's me), shortly after Google first released Google Earth. I wrote hundreds of blog posts during the next 4.5 years until my wife and I … [Read more...]

Google Earth Blog Writer Needed

Frank Taylor here, still the publisher for Google Earth Blog.¬†Five years ago I was deep in preparation for a 5+ year sailing expedition around the world, documenting the trip using Google Earth and … [Read more...]

Google Begins Selling Their Own Imagery

norfolk

Part of the business model of Google Earth has always been that free access to seeing all of the imagery helped raise the visibility of the satellite and aerial photography businesses.¬† But, if a … [Read more...]

About Google Earth Imagery

wrigley

A lot of people wonder about Google Earth imagery. Why is the image of my house so old? Why can't I get a picture of my car accident from a month ago? Why doesn't Google get newer pictures? This … [Read more...]

Future of Google Earth?

[Update: Google's Brian McClendon (who leads the Google Earth, Maps, Street View and other related products) has publicly stated (on the 3rd of March, 2014) that Google plans to continue supporting … [Read more...]