Animating historical imagery using the Google Earth plugin

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Earlier this month we showed you a gif animation of the historical imagery of Europe. It was created by taking screenshots of Google Earth then combining them into an animated gif. However, doing that … [Read more...]

Google Earth plugin gradually fading away

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Due to the uncertain future of the Google Earth plugin, many prominent sites that used to use it have started to transition to other alternatives. Here are three examples: Ships 2 Career from … [Read more...]

Google Earth drone control

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After our post on drones, GEB reader Satyen Sarhad (creator of Geoception that we looked at back in 2012), pointed us to a couple of Ground Control Station systems for drones that make excellent use … [Read more...]

Destiny – Google Street View in a game world

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With our recent story on the possible demise of the Google Earth plugin - at least in the Chrome browser - it begs the question, what is currently possible with the Google Maps API? Paul van Dinther … [Read more...]

64-bit Chrome drops support for Google Earth Plugin

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We told you in July about the Chrome team's announcement last year that they planned to remove NPAPI support from Chrome by the end of 2014. This includes the Google Earth plugin that uses … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth and goats to combat wildfires.

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We have brought you many stories in the past involving Google Earth and wildfire. For example, stories about people and organizations using Google Earth to monitor wildfires in progress, coordinate … [Read more...]

The 100th anniversary of the start of World War I

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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and Erik Hellstedt at Geo-Animate.com has built an excellent visualization of the early stages of the war. In Erik's words: Today … [Read more...]

45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission

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This Sunday 45 years ago, July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. One great way to experience the landing is by viewing … [Read more...]

Mapping slave history with Google Earth

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A group of archaeologists in Asheville, North Carolina are using Google Earth to document the history of slavery in their city. The project is described as the following by Audie Cornish of NPR: … [Read more...]

Mapping the 2014 Tour de France

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As he’s done for a few years in a row (2013, 2012, 2011), Dennis at CyclingTheAlps.com has built some great tools to help track the Tour de France in Google Earth. Each course features a map … [Read more...]