Ten Years of Amazing Google Earth Visualizations

Unique sights

Google Earth was first released on June 28, 2005. Now, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Google Earth's release, we would like to share just a few examples of the best user applications of … [Read more...]

10 years of Google Earth innovation

informationoverload

In 2004 Google bought startup Keyhole Inc. whose main product was a virtual globe known as Keyhole Earthviewer. On June 28th, 2005, ten years ago yesterday, Google released the renamed Google Earth … [Read more...]

Chrome now making it harder to use the Google Earth plugin

EnableNPAPI

In June last year the Google Chrome team announced that they would be ending support for NPAPI based plugins by September 2014. NPAPI is an ageing technology used by, most notably, Java, Silverlight … [Read more...]

Google Earth plugin showcase: Trans Taiwan Ultra-Marathon

Race in progress

This is the thirteenth in our series showcasing the Google Earth plugin. Today's story demonstrates that although the Google Earth plugin has been deprecated it is still very much a working product … [Read more...]

Google Earth plugin showcase: HeyWhatsThat eclipse

heywhatsthat

This is the twelfth in our series showcasing the Google Earth plugin. This Friday, March 20th, 2015 there will be a total solar eclipse. We have looked at number of eclipses in the past and one of our … [Read more...]

Google Earth plugin showcase: Geo-Wiki

geowiki

This is the eleventh in our series showcasing the Google Earth plugin and its various uses. Today we are looking at Geo-Wiki, a site that uses crowd-sourcing to do environmental monitoring of the … [Read more...]

Google Earth plugin showcase: FlightRadar 24

flightradar24

This is the tenth in our series showcasing the Google earth plugin. Today we are looking at FlightRadar24, a website that shows live air traffic around the world. FlightRadar24 uses a number of … [Read more...]

Monster Milktruck ported to Cesium

MonsterMilktruckCesium

The Monster Milktruck is a demo of a driving simulator using the Google Earth plugin. It was created by Google in 2008 as part of the Google Earth API sample code to help developers get started with … [Read more...]

Google Earth plugin showcase: Thematic Mapping Api

EarthAtlas

This is the ninth in our series on the Google earth plugin. Today we are looking at the Thematic Mapping Api and an example product based on it called Earth Atlas 3D. The Thematic Mapping Api was … [Read more...]

Google Earth plugin showcase: Gaiagi Driver

Gaiagi

This is the eighth in our series on the Google Earth plugin. Today, we are looking at Gaiagi Driver that we first looked at back in 2008. Six years on and it still works well, although a reasonably … [Read more...]