Using Google Earth to assist with fire and rescue

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Uzi Bashan, the Fire Officer with Israel’s Fire and Rescue Commission, recently wrote an article on the Google Enterprise Blog on how they use Google Earth and Google Maps to help with their fire and … [Read more...]

Meograph redesigns their application with a fresh new look

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We've talked about Meograph a variety of times over the past few years. They have an excellent tool that combines Google Earth with storytelling, and it can be a great way to supplement a story with … [Read more...]

Do you think you know your aerial imagery? Find out on QuizUp.

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A few months ago I started playing QuizUp from time to time on my phone. It's a fast-paced trivia game that pits you against other players around the world in real-time. It has a very wide variety … [Read more...]

Virtual Cilicia on Google Earth

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We've seen a handful of "virtual" cities and countries over the years, such as Virtual Alabama and Virtual Kenya. The platforms give users access to a wide array of information about the area and can … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for February, 2014

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February saw some great stories related to Google Earth. Here are my favorites from the month: The folks at DataAppeal put out some more great updates to their product. We saw some great maps of … [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...]

Lots of nice updates to the DataAppeal tool

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We've written about DataAppeal a few times over the years. We first showed you their great tool back in 2011 along with some updates in 2012. They're back again with a variety of enhancements that … [Read more...]

Checking back in with the “Google Earth War” game

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Eight years ago I created a game on Google Earth Hacks titled "GE War".  It was based very loosely on the idea of a Risk-style "take over the world" game, and it started as mostly a proof-of-concept … [Read more...]

3DConnexion releases their wireless SpaceMouse

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We've been big fans of the 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator for a long time.  Frank first told us about it nearly seven years ago, and no other device has been able to match the quality and usefulness of it … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to test Fresnel Zones

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Earlier this year we showed you the WiNPT, a visualization that used Google Earth terrain data to help plan wireless networks. WiNPT has rebraned to become EngineMaps and has released a new … [Read more...]