Tracking the Rim Fire in Google Earth


The "Rim Fire" in the western United States has expanded greatly after hitting Yosemite National Park, spreading in a massive blaze of over 125,000 acres. InciWeb has some amazing maps of the fire, … [Read more...]

Viewing “ecological disintegration” using Google Earth


Last year we showed you the story of how California's Department of Fish and Game was using Google Earth to track down marijuana fields to help avoid problems with local rivers.  Kevin Franck at … [Read more...]

Tracking environmental variables in Google Earth with Valarm


Valarm is an Android app that allows your device to capture a massive amount of information about the environment around you.  Among the many great features of the app is the ability to export your … [Read more...]

Exploring urban growth in Spain with Google Earth


A few weeks ago, we showed you a neat project from Google that shows the human impact in various cities thanks to various ages of imagery for specific locations around the world. A similar project … [Read more...]

Reconstructing a lightning bolt in 3D


Thanks to sheer luck, two people in the Denver area captured a photo of the same lightning bolt from very different locations.  Richard Wheeler to decided to try and use those two images to … [Read more...]

Teaching about the ocean floor with Google Earth

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Last month we showed you a creative visualization of the Parting of the Red Sea that MyReadingMapped had put together. They've also assembled a collection of files to help teach users about the ocean … [Read more...]

Researchers rediscover lost butterfly species with the help of Google Earth

Google Earth has been used many times by researchers to help various wildlife around the world. From elephants to sea turtles to clean-up from the gulf oil spill, Google Earth has proven to be a … [Read more...]

Watching Our Watersheds in Google Earth

Ever since Google Earth was released, it's been an excellent tool for planning and development. We saw environmental groups using it more than seven years ago, companies using it to plan new roads … [Read more...]

Great imagery of the Sakurajima Volcano in Japan

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With more than 680,000 residents within a few kilometers of it, scientists keep a close eye on Japan's Sakurajima Volcano. A few weeks ago a new advisory was put out for the volcano and an image was … [Read more...]

Geography Awareness Week

Each year during the third week in November, the National Geographic and other organizations help celebrate Geography Awareness Week. The focus is to help raise awareness of the importance of … [Read more...]