SketchUp 2014 and a refreshed 3D Warehouse released

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While it no longer has the close connection to Google Earth that it once did, we know that many of you remain avid SketchUp fans and will be pleased to learned that SketchUp 2014 has been released. … [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...]

Google’s new “Project Tango”

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Google has just unveiled a new initiative known as "Project Tango" that has the potential to reshape many areas of our lives. This new combination of hardware and software could be of huge benefit to … [Read more...]

The path of the Olympic torch in Google Earth

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Our friends at DataAppeal, who recently released a variety of updatesto their excellent tool, are back with some great visualizations of the Olympic torch relay. The first is the "Ribbon Path", which … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to predict light conditions

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Google Earth can be a great tool to help plan outdoor photography sessions, but Ben Wilmore takes it a step further and uses some of the tools in Google earth to plan outdoor photography based on the … [Read more...]

Mapping the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Google Earth

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The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will be kicking off in a few days, and while I expect Google will release some neat tools to help you follow the games, George at MyReadingMapped has already put out … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for January, 2014

January saw some great stories related to Google Earth.  Here are my favorites from the month: We took a look at the impressive Google Earth Climate Change, Pollution and Privacy Viewer. The … [Read more...]

Exploring MetLife Stadium, home of the Super Bowl, in Google Earth

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With the Super Bowl coming up in a few days, Google has created a variety of tours of MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.  Because that area doesn't yet have "3D Imagery", the model of the stadium is still … [Read more...]

Animating a model aircraft along a spline curve

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Around a year ago Paul van Dinther shared a cubic spline curve that identified a path through the Grand Canyon. Colin Hazlehurst (who has created items such as Captain James Cook's exploration of … [Read more...]

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. in Google Earth

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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today, which marks what would have been his 85th birthday last week, we thought it'd be a good opportunity to look at various MLK-related items we've seen in … [Read more...]