Using Google Earth imagery in real estate guides

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Since the early days of Google Earth, people have looked for ways to use it to enhance real estate searches and information. You can go all the way back to 2005 to see an example that Frank posted, … [Read more...]

Exploring the possibilities of a new dam using Google Earth

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In British Columbia there is a proposal to build a new dam at "Site C" to help generate affordable clean energy to the region. It sounds like a wonderful idea, but with any project of this size there … [Read more...]

Google Earth Blog Writer Needed

Frank Taylor here, still the publisher for Google Earth Blog.¬†Five years ago I was deep in preparation for a 5+ year sailing expedition around the world, documenting the trip using Google Earth and … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe helping to track forest fires

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DigitalGlobe is one of the leading providers of satellite imagery for Google Earth, and now they're teaming up with the World Resources Institute to track fires across southeast Asia via their new … [Read more...]

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...]