Google Releases Google Earth VR for HTC Vive

Google has released a free new version of Google Earth on a totally different computing platform: Virtual Reality (VR). Google imaginatively calls it Google Earth VR. Specifically, for now, this … [Read more...]

Google Earth weather layers being dropped

The Google Earth weather layers "Conditions and Forecast" and "Ocean Observations" have been broken for some time. We did a post on it in July this year, but at that time it had already been broken … [Read more...]

Google Earth Update – Version: 7.1.7.2600

Google has released an update to Google Earth and Google Earth Pro. This is a bugfix / maintenance update with no new features. Having said that, it does fix some of the worst bugs, including crashes … [Read more...]

Google Earth gets a makeover!

Google Earth has just had a makeover. Google has refreshed the global mosaic imagery that you see when zoomed out with newer, better quality imagery. When you zoom in, Google Earth transitions to … [Read more...]

Explore Mars in Google Earth

This has been a big week for Mars with the new NASA discovery of flowing water on the red planet, and the release of a blockbuster movie "The Martian" based on the New York Times best seller of the … [Read more...]

New Content for Google Earth’s 10th Anniversary

Google blogged today about Google Earth turning 10 and announced some new content in celebration. This announcement brings out some revelations about the future of Google Earth as well. So, we are … [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...]

New Google Earth layer(s) – coming soon

Last week we pointed out that some of the Google Earth weather layers were out of date. Google fixed the problem soon after, and at about the same time added a tantalizing new layer that just says … [Read more...]

Tahina Circumnavigates the Earth

My name is Frank Taylor, and I am the founder and publisher of Google Earth Blog. I also recently completed an expedition to sail around the world. One of the many reasons I was immediately attracted … [Read more...]

Panoramio Gets Reprieve from Google

In 2006, Google bought Panoramio - a fast growing user community with geo-tagged photos from around the world to add to Google Earth and Maps so people could better identify locations through photos … [Read more...]