Engineering road systems and housing developments using Google Earth

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Three years ago we showed you the very useful visualization that the city of Douglasville, Georgia created to show how new road construction would be laid out. It was a great use of Google Earth and … [Read more...]

Google Begins Selling Their Own Imagery

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Part of the business model of Google Earth has always been that free access to seeing all of the imagery helped raise the visibility of the satellite and aerial photography businesses.  But, if a … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth for crime analysis

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We've talked about crime on here quite a lot over the years, many of which we discussed in this post last year. Scott Dickson at Bair Analytics recently wrote a post that talks about some of the ways … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth tour builder as a real estate agent

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Since the introduction of Google Earth nearly a decade ago, it has been a great tool for real estate agents. One of the earliest examples was when Trulia added Google Earth support for real estate … [Read more...]

Google acquires Skybox Imaging for $500 million

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Google has just announced that they've purchased Skybox Imaging for $500 million, in an effort to help keep imagery updated more rapidly, improve global internet access, and assist in disaster … [Read more...]

Waffle House locations visualized on Google Earth

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Here's an interesting use of Google Earth, that could apply to virtually any business with a variety of locations. Nik Freeman wanted to find a way to display the density of Waffle House restaurant … [Read more...]

Connecting WordPress with GIS

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I'll be speaking today (with Ali Green, my partner at GreenMellen) at the monthly Georgia URISA (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) meeting here in Atlanta at lunchtime today. We'll … [Read more...]

Expanding the capabilities of the Liquid Galaxy

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We've talked about Google's Liquid Galaxy project a number of times over the years, starting back in 2009 and showing neat things such as Paul van Dinther's excellent A-tour along the way. The End … [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...]

How to fix errors in Google Earth

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We continue to receive many emails each week asking how to correct map errors in Google Earth (address in the wrong location, point of interest is missing, etc), so I thought it'd be worth revisiting … [Read more...]