My Kite Photos in Google Earth/Maps

Back in October I conducted my first test runs with a kite aerial photography rig I purchased for our five-year sailing trip (see TahinaExpedition.com). Thanks to a partnership with Google, some of … [Read more...]

Tahina Expedition Departing Soon

In a matter of hours - as early as tomorrow evening - my wife and I will be departing on a five year sailing circumnavigation called the Tahina Expedition. I've mentioned the trip on Google Earth Blog … [Read more...]

Fresh Update to the Ocean Expeditions layer

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Google has just updated the Ocean Expeditions layer in Google Earth, and they've added some great content about expeditions around the world. To access this layer, simply check the Ocean Expeditions … [Read more...]

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...]