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...]

The best roller coasters in Google Earth

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Growing up in mid-Michigan, a popular destination for short family vacations was Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.  With tons of huge roller coasters, it is an amazing place to visit. Because of the … [Read more...]

The best 3D models of all time

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With Google beginning to phase out the older 3D models and no longer adding new models to Google Earth from the 3D Warehouse, I thought it would be a good time to look at some of the best 3D models … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for September, 2013

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September was a great month for Google Earth, with many new things to discuss and show off.  Here are some of my favorites: ForeignPolicy.com looked at some of the most likely missile targets in … [Read more...]