Flying around with Blue Magpie Tea in Taiwan

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Over the years we've seen some great files come from Steven Ho, such as his panorama from the top of Mount Everest, his tribute to Steve Jobs and his Trip View Bowl visualization. He's back with … [Read more...]

SketchUp 3D Warehouse URL issues

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Back in 2012 Google sold SketchUp, the excellent 3D modeling tool that was used to make most of the older 3D models found in Google Earth. In October 2013, Google stopped importing models from the … [Read more...]

Fun with KML areas

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Last week we released a KML showing the cities covered by the new type of 3D that Google has been producing. We thought it would be interesting to see how much area has been covered. Tokyo, Japan, … [Read more...]

Could a conman get false information into Google Maps or Google Earth?

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We recently got a query by a reader asking whether or not it is possible for a conman to put a fake address into Google Earth. The short answer is yes. Google gets its information from a large number … [Read more...]

Google Earth automatically generated 3D areas

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Thanks to GEB reader 'ehog' for letting us know that Győr, Hungary got the new 3D mesh recently. Google first announced their method of generating 3D via stereophotogrammetry from aerial imagery in … [Read more...]

64-bit Chrome drops support for Google Earth Plugin

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We told you in July about the Chrome team's announcement last year that they planned to remove NPAPI support from Chrome by the end of 2014. This includes the Google Earth plugin that uses … [Read more...]

The TARDIS in Google Earth

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The popular British TV Series "Dr Who" Series 8's premiere episode aired on Saturday, August 23, 2014. The series features a blue British police box known as the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth imagery in real estate guides

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Since the early days of Google Earth, people have looked for ways to use it to enhance real estate searches and information. You can go all the way back to 2005 to see an example that Frank posted, … [Read more...]

The tallest statues in the world

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Ian Brown at Google Sightseeing recently posted a great blog entry that took a look at the ten tallest statues in the world. Most of the statues are of Buddha or Guanyin, many located in … [Read more...]

45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission

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This Sunday 45 years ago, July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. One great way to experience the landing is by viewing … [Read more...]