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...]

New 3D imagery in Toyko and other Japanese cities

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Google has just pushed out another update to their 3D imagery, this time focused on Japan with the addition of Tokyo, Chiba, Sendai and Kanagawa. As we've seen with each new city that has been … [Read more...]

3D Fireworks in Google Earth

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In celebration of the new year many people shoot off fireworks, and we love to show off the work of GEB reader 'Steven' who took it a step further and created some great 3D fireworks in Google Earth! … [Read more...]

The Spirit of St. Louis in Google Earth

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Colin Hazlehurst has contributed some excellent tours to Google Earth over the years.  His most impressive is likely the recreation of Captain James Cook's circumnavigation of New Zealand, but he's … [Read more...]

Disabling stereoscopic 3D in Google Earth

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Nov 8, 2013: Update from Google's Peter Birch regarding this problem: This has been fixed by nVidia in their 331.65 driver update. You can download this new driver … [Read more...]

Grow some Google Earth facial hair for Movember

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Invented in 1999 by a group of Australians, the Movember Foundation fights to raise awareness and funds for a variety of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer. The word "Movember" is a … [Read more...]

Create a giant 3D Google Earth pumpkin for Halloween

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Seven years ago, Frank Taylor made a cool pumpkin overlay for Google Earth. It's still a fun toy to play with, so we're showing it off again. To make it work, simply download the KML here and that's … [Read more...]

New 3D Imagery in Detroit, Salt Lake City, and likely other cities

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While nothing has been announced by Google yet, it appears there was recently some fresh 3D Imagery released.  Salt Lake City, Utah and Detroit, Michigan are fresh, and it's quite likely that there … [Read more...]

Excellent property and data visualizations in Google Earth

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Google Earth is an amazing tool to visualize trends and growth when it comes to real estate.  In the past we've shown you some tools that use historical imagery to show how things have changed, such … [Read more...]