Space Engine – to Infinity and Beyond

I still remember the first time I used Google Earth and how my sense of wonder grew as I realized the amazing capabilities of the program to portray our planet Earth at new levels of detail with a … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Flight Simulator Tips and Video 2015

Did you know Google Earth has a free built in flight simulator and you can fly all over the world? It has been there since 2007, and in the meantime computers have gotten way faster and the data has … [Read more...]

Explore Mars in Google Earth

This has been a big week for Mars with the new NASA discovery of flowing water on the red planet, and the release of a blockbuster movie "The Martian" based on the New York Times best seller of the … [Read more...]

Google Rolling out 3D at an Extraordinary Rate

As we mentioned in our month-end post, over the last couple of months, Google has stepped up the rate at which they are releasing 3D imagery. Most notably in the last week Google has added areas in … [Read more...]

The flag on Devil’s Peak

While looking around Cape Town, South Africa in Google Earth recently, we noticed a 3D model of a large South African flag on Devil's Peak. It is the old type of 3D model from the Sketchup 3D … [Read more...]

3D Fireworks in Google Earth

By the time you read this, it will already be 2015 in the Line Islands of Kiribati, as it is the first location on Earth to celebrate the new year. It is an interesting fact about the peculiarities of … [Read more...]

Santa’s village on Google Earth

We have in the past shared our holiday greeting card in the form of a KML file you can download and view in Google Earth. This year, for Christmas, we have taken inspiration from our Halloween … [Read more...]

New 3D causing Street View crash in New York and San Francisco

Last week Google released new improved 3D for New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, which they announced on Google+. We had a look at the New York update and GEB reader Piotrek noted that when … [Read more...]

Freefalling music video – ode to Google Earth

From October last year, Google stopped accepting user created 3D models into Google Earth. Instead, they have been rolling out automatically generated 3D imagery. Both the 3D 'Earth View' in Google … [Read more...]

Halloween Earth

With Halloween on Friday, this is a good time to get your pumpkin decorations finished. If you are having trouble covering your house with pumpkins, then why not cover the whole earth with one … [Read more...]