Using Street View cars to check for gas leaks

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Most of you have heard about Google's issues with Street View card and wi-fi sniffing. Regardless your thoughts on that, you're bound to appreciate what the cars are now able to sniff: gas … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to enhance urban agriculture in Rome

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Urban agriculture can be a great thing, but can be difficult to effectively plan and manage. Flavio Lupia, along with other researchers from the National Institute of Agricultural Economics in Rome … [Read more...]

Looking at nuclear disasters in Google Earth

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Sylvan Lane at Mashable recently posted an in-depth look at nuclear disasters over the years, and he made solid use of Google Earth and Google Maps to explain each event. Along with discussions of … [Read more...]

Exploring earthquake fault lines in Google Earth

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We've talked about Earthquakes quite a lot over the years, as Google Earth is a great tool for visualizing those types of events. However, we've not shown very much related to the actual fault lines … [Read more...]

Protecting uncontacted tribes in the Amazon rainforest with Google Earth

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Scientists from the University of Missouri and the University of New Mexico have been using Google Earth imagery to track an uncontacted tribe in Amazon rainforest in Brazil. While Google Earth adds … [Read more...]

Exploring kudzu infestation in the US

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Living in the southeast United States, I'm very familiar with the vine known as kudzu. Introduced to the US from Japan in 1876, kudzu is spreading at an amazing rate of 150,000 acres each year. Kyle … [Read more...]

More underwater maps to explore in Street View

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Back in 2012, Google released some amazing underwater Street View imagery from a few areas around the world. As part of World Oceans Day last Sunday, Google has released some additional underwater … [Read more...]

Terrestrial Biomes in Google Earth

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George at MyReadingMapped is a hard-working guy. Just a few weeks ago he brought us the map of the El Nino Zone, and he's previously created a variety of other excellent maps. Now he's back with a … [Read more...]

The story of how Google Earth helped to find a long-lost forest

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Back in 2005 Julian Bayliss, a biologist at London's Kew Gardens, discovered a brand new rainforest that had previously never been studied -- and he found it using Google Earth. According to author … [Read more...]

Everything about the El Nino Zone in Google Earth

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We've all heard about El Nino over the years and how it can affect weather patterns, but it can be a bit tricky to understand the relationship between all of the elements involved in it. According to … [Read more...]