Tracking Flight MH17 in Google Earth

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Last week, Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine by a surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 people on board. While blame is still being passed around for the crash, there are some … [Read more...]

Fun geography challenges with Google Earth

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Alan Parkinson has pointed us to a fun resource from the folks at Geography All The Way -- a challenge that takes you back to 1937 as a pilot for Imperial Airlines. The year is 1937 and you work … [Read more...]

Airport runways are beautiful in Google Earth

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A while back we looked at some of the scariest airports in the Caribbean, but Lauren O'Neil has taken it further by finding some of the best-looking airports in the world in Google Earth. You can … [Read more...]

Police working on a “live Google Earth” to monitor small areas

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While it will be a long time before we see a live version of Google Earth, as Frank recently explained, there are some places where small scale real-time imagery is starting to come out. The most … [Read more...]

Using the Google Earth Flight Simulator

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The Google Earth Flight Simulator is one of those features that many people overlook. Here are some tips to make the most of it. With the the release of Google Earth 4.2 back in 2007, Google added a … [Read more...]

Exploring airship hangars in Google Earth

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We've shared a lot of articles from Google Sightseeing over the years. They do a great job of choosing an interesting topic and then digging in deep. Their recent article from Ian Brown on the … [Read more...]

Mapping Flight MH370 in Google Earth

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As the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continues to baffle those searching for it, tools such as this crowdsourced effort to scour satellite imagery are helping in the effort. Along … [Read more...]

Animating a model aircraft along a spline curve

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Around a year ago Paul van Dinther shared a cubic spline curve that identified a path through the Grand Canyon. Colin Hazlehurst (who has created items such as Captain James Cook's exploration of … [Read more...]

All of the views from the “Gravity” movie in Google Earth

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Over the years we've shown you many great articles from Stefan Geens at OgleEarth.  He's shared geotagged hiking trips, the destruction of the city of Kashgar, the path of the Chelyabinsk meteor, … [Read more...]

The flight of Asiana #214 in Google Earth

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Back in July, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash landed on final approach to San Francisco International Airport.  While three were killed in the crash, the other 304 passengers thankfully survived. … [Read more...]