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...]

YoubeQ adds new languages, vehicles, places and more

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We first told you about YoubeQ nearly three years ago, and they've been hard at working continually adding features. You can try it all for yourself at youbeq.com or read below for their list of … [Read more...]

Future of Google Earth?

[Update: Google's Brian McClendon (who leads the Google Earth, Maps, Street View and other related products) has publicly stated (on the 3rd of March, 2014) that Google plans to continue supporting … [Read more...]

Snowboarding in Google Earth

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A while back we showed you the excellent Formula 1 racing game that was created by "MisterFoley", and just in time for the Winter Olympics he's back now with a fun snowboarding game for Google … [Read more...]

Track Santa in Google Earth

As they've done for years, Google is once again helping to track Santa's journey around the world tomorrow! All of the action will be tracked on the official Santa Tracker site at … [Read more...]

Taiwan from Above

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Steven Ho has done some great work with Google Earth over the years.  He's shown us tours of mountaineering trips, a panorama from the top of Mount Everest, a tribute to Steve Jobs and much more. A … [Read more...]

Create your own 2013 Zeitgeist using Meograph

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Each year, Google releases their "Zeitgeist", a summary of the "what captured the world's attention in the past year".  This year, Google is working with PBS to offer you the opportunity to create … [Read more...]