Check out “Mapping with Google” to learn more about Google Earth


Running from June 10-24, Google is offering a new online course two geo-related areas: Google Maps and Google Earth. Google Maps: Explore features of the new Google Maps. Learn to create and share … [Read more...]

Great use of Google Earth by the Urban Planning Department of Taipei

Google Earth PLUGIN required.

The Urban Planning Department of the Taipei City Government has built some amazing map-based features on their site that are worth checking out. The first is their swipe map, which allows you to … [Read more...]

Meograph adds paid licenses

We've been big fans of Meograph since we first discovered it last May. Their "four-dimensional storytelling" makes it very easy to create digital stories that include audio, video, images, text and … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth for 3D Property Listings

While Google Maps is a very popular and suitable tool for most kinds of real estate listings, the 3D features in Google Earth can be very useful to visualize real estate inside of tall buildings. … [Read more...]

How maps are becoming more personal

Without Michael Jones, this blog wouldn't exist. We've mentioned him on here numerous times in the past, as he was a co-founder of Keyhole (which later became Google Earth) and is now the Chief … [Read more...]

Explore over 10,000 mines with Mining Atlas

Google Earth PLUGIN required.

Thanks to Google Earth's 3D terrain and high-resolution imagery, massive items like mountains and volcanoes have always looked amazing. Given their impressive size, major mines around the world can … [Read more...]

Mapping the 2012 US Presidential Election

While I haven't found any great Google Earth-based maps for this year's United States Presidential Election, many sites have created some excellent interactive maps to help predict (and then later … [Read more...]

3D Travel releases a Google Earth Plugin-powered widget

We've enjoyed the work produced by 3D Travel over the years. Their initial 3DHawaii site was groundbreaking, and they followed it up later with a handful of excellent sites including Las Vegas and … [Read more...]

Tracking KMZ file usage with Google Analytics

We're clearly big fans of the KML/KMZ format here at Google Earth Blog. It's an amazing (and simple) way to share complex geo data with anyone that you wish to share it with. In fact, many of our … [Read more...]

More updates to Meograph: Geo optional, more browsers, new verticals

We've covered Meograph and their "four-dimension storytelling" a few times on GEB, as it's an excellent product to help tell stories with a heavy dose of geolocation baked in. The product has already … [Read more...]