Google Earth 6.2 released for Android and iOS

Google has just released Google Earth version 6.2 for Android and iOS, and it comes with a lot of nice enhancements. Frank Taylor: This is the upgrade to the mobile version of Google Earth I've been … [Read more...]

Many improvements to Breadcrumbs

We first told you about Breadcrumbs in late 2010. They're a GPS track management site that offers a lot of great features through a nice interface. They've just gone through a major redesign and are … [Read more...]

Traffic congestion visualization in Google Earth

We all know that Google Earth is great for visualizing an amazing array of information. However, sometimes it won't support a need that you have and a creative solution must be found. Such is the … [Read more...]

The Year 2011 in Google Earth

Google Earth had a tremendous year in 2011. Our most popular story of the year, by far, was from people searching for Osama bin Laden's compound in May. There was also quite a bit of interest in … [Read more...]

Google Earth Blog now available on Google Currents

As you may have seen, Google introduced Google Currents last week, a magazine-style app for Android and iOS devices to give you an easy way to keep up with the news. While it took me a few days to get … [Read more...]

A few great new ways to get more out of Google SketchUp

A few great new items have been released to help make SketchUp an even more powerful product to use. The first is the release of Shaderlight v2. We showed you Shaderlight earlier this year, as it's a … [Read more...]

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

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 ( 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...]