Tracking hurricane hunters in Google Earth

Over the years, we've shown you a variety of great ways to use Google Earth to track hurricanes. While much of that data comes from weather satellites, some of it comes from "hurricane hunters" that … [Read more...]

Balloon imagery in Google Earth

Google Earth File.  You must have GE installed.

Earlier this month during day two of the Where Conference, I saw a presentation from Matthew Lippincott and Stewart Long (of the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science) where they showed … [Read more...]

Fly a jetpack in Google Earth

Google Earth PLUGIN required.

In the discussions of "GEFS Online" flight simulator, Jorg Buchholz mentioned that he had built a jetpack simulator in Google Earth. While the product isn't as polished as GEFS, it's still quite a … [Read more...]

The unofficial Google Earth Flight Simulator gets a new home and a slew of enhancements

Late in 2010 we told you about Xavier Tassin's excellent GE Flight Simulator, a remarkable flight sim that is powered by the Google Earth Plugin. The name has recently been changed to "GEFS Online" … [Read more...]

The “GE Flight Simulator” gets some solid improvements

Google Earth PLUGIN required.

Late last year we showed you Xavier Tassin's Google Earth Flight Simulator, which is a very well-built flight simulator that is powered by the Google Earth Plug-in. The site has seen solid growth … [Read more...]

Tweaking the Google Earth Flight Simulator

It's been more than four years since Google first added the flight simulator to Google Earth, and it remains one of the most popular features in Google Earth. As the quality of Google Earth's … [Read more...]

Tips to make the Google Earth Flight Simulator easier to use

Alan Huestis writes the Google Earth Flight Sim blog, as he is a big fan of that feature in Google Earth (learn more about the Google Earth flight simulator). Like many of you, he purchased a … [Read more...]

Google Earth Explorer: A fun way to fly through Google Earth

Paul van Dinther is at it again, with another great Google Earth script for us to play with. You'll remember Paul from fun projects he's built such as Ships, Helicopters, and Drive the A-Team … [Read more...]

The Kansas airspace awareness tool

Google Earth PLUGIN required.

Back in February, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced its new Airspace Awareness tool, which they recently launched. The software, funded by a grant from the Federal Aviation … [Read more...]

Tracking the Space Shuttle in Google Earth

Google Earth File.  You must have GE installed.

The space shuttle Atlantis is currently in flight on the program's final voyage after launching from Cape Canaveral a few days ago, and NASA is providing some excellent tools to help track the shuttle … [Read more...]