Flying around with Blue Magpie Tea in Taiwan

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Over the years we've seen some great files come from Steven Ho, such as his panorama from the top of Mount Everest, his tribute to Steve Jobs and his Trip View Bowl visualization. He's back with … [Read more...]

Aerial imagery from drones

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Back in 2007 we took a look at the concept of capturing aerial imagery from drones. Since then a lot of progress has been made in drone and camera technology. Now it is no longer the technology that … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]