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

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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...]

Rally Navigator releases open beta version

Rally Navigator is a program that helps rally riders create printable navigation instructions called roadbooks, used in Cross Country Rally events such as the Dakar Rally. The fun part is that the … [Read more...]

The “Virtual Watervliet”, showcasing America’s first shaker settlement

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Google Earth is an amazing tool for viewing the present, but it can also be a great tool for visualizing the past. We've seen many examples of that over the years, and the latest comes from the … [Read more...]

Ride along GP tracks from all over the world

The folks at GP Circuits have mapped out 183 racing circuits from 27 championships in 36 countries, and they've wrapped them all inside of an excellent interface. Along with providing stats, info and … [Read more...]

Two player driving shooter game in Google Earth

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When Google first released the Google Earth Plugin API, one of the demos they showed off was a simple game called Monster Milktruck. There's no objective to the game, but it turned out to be a fun … [Read more...]