Could a conman get false information into Google Maps or Google Earth?

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We recently got a query by a reader asking whether or not it is possible for a conman to put a fake address into Google Earth. The short answer is yes. Google gets its information from a large number … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth and goats to combat wildfires.

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We have brought you many stories in the past involving Google Earth and wildfire. For example, stories about people and organizations using Google Earth to monitor wildfires in progress, coordinate … [Read more...]

Google Earth instrumental in discovery of new chameleon species

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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. We told you about it in … [Read more...]

Geology in Google Earth

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We've shown you a lot from George at MyReadingMapped over the years, and he's back with another one. This project is called the "Google Map of Geology", and George describes it as follows: My … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to track environmental impact

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We have discussed the amazing work that Google Earth Outreach does quite a few times on here, and they continue to assist with amazing projects around the world. They recently released a video that … [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...]

Mapping the Ebola outbreak in Google Earth

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A few months ago we showed you some great maps that showed the spread of Ebola and MERS, but given the continued spread of Ebola we felt it'd be a good time to dig into them again. George at … [Read more...]

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...]