Google Earth Blog Transitions

As many of you know, I'm in the final stages of preparing for a five year sailing circumnavigation called the Tahina Expedition. You will of course be able to follow my wife and I, on every stage of … [Read more...]

New Korea Tourism Layer in Google Earth

It's been a while since there have been significant new layers added to Google Earth. Late last week, Google published a new tourism layer. You find this layer under the Gallery layer folder (near … [Read more...]

Adding Audio to Google Earth Tours

Richard Treves writes the Google Earth Design blog where he often analyzes various Google Earth content and provides critiques and suggestions with the intent to help people understand how to improve … [Read more...]

SketchUp Bridge Competition Winners

Google's SketchUp team has announced the winners of the 3D Student Bridge Modeling Competition. The three winners won cash prizes - first prize was $5000! Jason Wong was the first prize winner. You … [Read more...]

Google Makes Crop Circles Popular

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Google has raised awareness of crop circles due to an unannounced Google doodle which showed a UFO flying over crop circles this week. See here: Alex Chitu believes the mysterious doodle and other … [Read more...]

Augmented Reality with Google Earth

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have been experimenting with using 3D Google Earth imagery to add live video to the scenery. Adding real events to computer generated scenes by merging … [Read more...]

More 3D Cities Appearing in Google Earth

Over the past two weeks, I've had a series of reports of new 3D cities added in Google Earth. Not all the new cities have photo-realistic textures. Some of them are have the 3D architecture, but … [Read more...]

Google Earth 5.1 Really Improved

Google Earth 5.1 was released this week (download here). Thanks to feedback from many GEB readers, and my finally having a chance to really fly Google Earth 5.1 for a while this morning, I've got a … [Read more...]

Google Earth 5.1 Released

Google has released a new version of Google Earth - version 5.1 (beta). This version is mostly dedicated to improving performance. They have improved memory utilization, graphics performance, and … [Read more...]

Real World Math Using Google Earth

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I have long believed Google Earth is an excellent platform for education. Recently, I discovered a new web site called, which uses Google Earth as a platform for teaching basic math … [Read more...]