London goes 3D

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Google has finally added 3D imagery to London, and it appears they've done a great job with it. As with other recent cities, it appears that their techniques for creating this imagery continue to … [Read more...]

Google Begins Selling Their Own Imagery

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Part of the business model of Google Earth has always been that free access to seeing all of the imagery helped raise the visibility of the satellite and aerial photography businesses.  But, if a … [Read more...]

Goodbye Old Friend: Implicit Deprecation of the Earth Plug-in

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This is a long winded guest post by me, Sean Maday, a guy who spends quality time thinking about maps and pondering about geospatial visualization. Houston, we have a problem! The technology that … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – July 3, 2014

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It appears that Google has just pushed out a fresh batch of imagery. Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Munden’ for being the first to let us know about it. It seems to be quite a huge update, based … [Read more...]

Google I/O begins today

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Google I/O, the company's annual conference, begins today in San Francisco. There's no word if we'll see anything for Google Earth unveiled, but Google Maps will certainly have a solid presence. … [Read more...]

Higher resolution imagery coming to Google Earth

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Last week DigitalGlobe, one of the primary suppliers of imagery for Google Earth, was given permission to sell higher resolution imagery. Previously they've been limited to selling 50 centimeter … [Read more...]

Google acquires Skybox Imaging for $500 million

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Google has just announced that they've purchased Skybox Imaging for $500 million, in an effort to help keep imagery updated more rapidly, improve global internet access, and assist in disaster … [Read more...]

Google releases Street View imagery for all 12 World Cup stadiums in Brazil

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The 2014 World Cup is a week away, and Google has just released Street View imagery for all 12 stadiums. As you'd expect, the imagery is very sharp and looks great! In addition, Google has … [Read more...]

Google to release Street View imagery in Greece

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While Google has published Street View imagery for an amazing collection of countries around the world, one they've never covered before is Greece. That is set to change, potentially tomorrow (June … [Read more...]

New Google Earth imagery – May 19, 2014

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It appears that Google has just pushed out a new imagery update! Thanks to GEB readers 'Z C', 'Munden' and 'HGy' for being the first to let us know about it. As is often the case, you can use … [Read more...]