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...]

Exploring Earth Day on Google Earth

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Today is Earth Day, a time to sit back and think about our wonderful planet, and some of us will be out picking up some trash, or just enjoying nature. For those of you stuck inside due to weather, … [Read more...]

The hidden farms of Chicago

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NPR's The Salt recently took a look at Chicago and the many "hidden farms" that can be found on rooftops around the city. Researcher John Taylor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign … [Read more...]

Overlays of affected areas from Oso landslide

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Last week we showed you some imagery from the landslide in Oso, Washington and this week we're back with a few overlays from James Baker that help explain things a bit more. James has created two … [Read more...]

The landslide near Oso, Washington

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Last weekend, rainfall triggered a massive landslide near Oso, Washington that killed at least 24 people. There have been many news reports about the event, but I believe NASA is the first to provide … [Read more...]