Amazing tool to browse rendered SketchUp models in real time

Over the past few years, we've shown you some great tools to help bring you SketchUp models to life, such as the excellent Shaderlight plug-in. However, these plug-ins have one big issue in common; … [Read more...]

Using hotkeys in Google Earth

David Tryse has written a variety of useful tools for Google Earth in the past few years. His latest is quite simple, but very useful -- Google Earth Hotkeys. It does exactly what the name describes; … [Read more...]

Use Junctions to view your social content on a map

Google Earth File.  You must have GE installed.

Over the years we've seen a few services that help to put your social activities into Google Earth, but none that have done a very effective job of it. That's where Junctions (jnctns.com) comes in, … [Read more...]

Tools to help the armchair archeologist

A few weeks ago, we showed you a recent case of an "armchair archaeologist" who used Google Earth to discover almost 2,000 archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia. With more and more stories like this … [Read more...]

Google Earth for Tablets Should Have Desktop Features

Google Earth on the mobile platform was first released for the iPhone in October 2008. It was very popular (and continues to be so today) thanks to being able to move and zoom with the touch screen, … [Read more...]

Mining for gold with MineCache

Google Earth File.  You must have GE installed.

Last year, we showed you a feature from Gold Maps Online that helped you find areas that were currently being mined. It had some interesting and potentially useful maps, though they charge for … [Read more...]

Android and Google Earth Technology

During the past year I have been sailing through the Caribbean and the south Pacific and, after 13,000 miles of sailing, arrived in New Zealand. Right now, I'm back in the US visiting friends and … [Read more...]

The Google Earth COM API is being phased out

One of the neat things included as part of SketchUp 8 was the new way that it pulled in imagery from Google Earth. Rather than using the Google Earth COM API, as it had for years (Frank covered it in … [Read more...]

Session videos from Google I/O 2010 now available

If you were unable to attend the Google I/O conference this year, Google has now posted videos from virtually all of the sessions and speeches during the event. In particular, they've just released … [Read more...]

Google Earth for more Android users

A few months ago, Google released Google Earth for the Nexus One. Now that Android version 2.1 is reaching the Motorola DROID phone, so is Google Earth. In fact, Google Earth will be arriving on … [Read more...]