Meograph launches interactive storytelling


We've mentioned Meograph and their "four-dimensional storytelling" a few times on the site, and they're back again with more great features. Today they're announcing (PDF) the release of their … [Read more...]

The Wall – The World


Three years ago when the gulf oil spill was major news, Paul Rademacher created a unique tool to allow you to overlay the oil spill onto major cities to help get a better feel for the scale of … [Read more...]

The Google Earth Flight Simulator

When Google Earth was first released, one of the first thoughts that many users had was "wow, this could be an amazing tool for a flight simulator".  With the the release of Google Earth 4.2 back in … [Read more...]

Showing 3D nuclear explosions in Google Earth


Google Earth/Maps has been used to show the location of nuclear bombs and map out nuclear disaster potential for a while now.  Alex Wellerstein's NukeMap was a very popular tool, and now he's back … [Read more...]

44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission

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44 years ago tomorrow, July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. The best way to experience the landing is by viewing this … [Read more...]

Find Mountain Bike Trails with the MTB Project


We've seen websites and projects over the years that use Google Earth to show off trails including the Appalachian Trail, Civil War trails, and tons of others with sites like EveryTrail.  The site … [Read more...]

Great use of Google Earth by the Urban Planning Department of Taipei

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The Urban Planning Department of the Taipei City Government has built some amazing map-based features on their site that are worth checking out. The first is their swipe map, which allows you to … [Read more...]

The Google Earth Satellite Tracker

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Since the creation of this blog in 2005, our page featuring satellites in orbit around Earth has remained our most popular page on the site with over 650,000 page views in the past eight years. There … [Read more...]

Tracking the International Tour de Taiwan Ultra Marathon in Google Earth

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A few days ago the 2013 Taiwan Ultra Marathon kicked off, a 14 day race that covers an astonishing 1100km. The runners are all carrying a Leadtek GPS device, and the organizers have put together this … [Read more...]

Race Formula One tracks with Google Earth

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We've seen quite a few driving games built on top of Google Earth over the years including Drive the A-Team Van and this great simulator from Katsuomi Kobayashi. Today's comes from "MisterFoley" and … [Read more...]