Making use of the Google Earth API

Although the Google Earth API was officially deprecated back in December 2014, Google chose not to shut it down on schedule in December 2015 and have instead kept it running. Although you should not … [Read more...]

Tips for creating historical imagery animations

This post is some tips for creating historical imagery animations using the 'Historical Imagery Tour Maker' we released in yesterday's post.TiltThe Google Earth plugin, like the default setting in … [Read more...]

Advanced Historical Imagery Tour Maker with the Google Earth API

There are several different ways to automate animated historical imagery that we have explored in the past.The first, and easiest, is to use a Google Earth Tour that simply changes the date by a … [Read more...]

Where next after the Google Earth API?

With the end of the Google Earth API imminent we are having a look at what various sites that depend, or used to depend on the Google Earth API are doing about it. Earlier this year we did a showcase … [Read more...]

Wild Dogs and the Google Earth API

We recently came across this interesting article about how researchers have created a land cover map of East Africa, differentiating the areas with human land cover vs areas that remain natural. The … [Read more...]

Tour maker with the Google Earth API

With the end of life of the Google Earth API approaching, Paul van Dinther of has decided to release a tool he created for his own use that uses the Google Earth plugin for making … [Read more...]

Google Earth API – one more month to live

In December last year Google announced the deprecation of the Google Earth API (also known as the Google Earth Plug-in). It is set to stop working one month from now on December 12th, 2015. The … [Read more...]

Ten Years of Amazing Google Earth Visualizations

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

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

[Update: As of Chrome version 45, released circa 1st September, 2015, Chrome no longer supports NPAPI at all. ]In June last year the Google Chrome team announced that they would be ending support … [Read more...]