The “backspace key” in Google Earth

We recently accidentally pressed the Backspace key in Google Earth and discovered that it takes you back to the previous 'view' and even pops up a little help window to tell you what it did and also … [Read more...]

Making desktop backgrounds with Google Earth

When browsing some of the latest imagery in the recent imagery update we came across some beautiful images of islands of the Tonga archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean and we thought of using them … [Read more...]

Tips for creating historical imagery animations

This post is some tips for creating historical imagery animations using the 'Historical Imagery Tour Maker' we released in yesterday's post.TiltThe Google Earth plugin, like the default setting in … [Read more...]

Caching Google Earth imagery with path tours

We have recently been catching up on the outlines for our KML of Google Earth 3D areas. The internet speeds here in Cape Town increase every year, but we still seem to spend a lot of time waiting for … [Read more...]

Custom Icons in Google Earth

When you create placemarks in Google Earth you can change the icon of the placemark by going to the placemark properties and clicking the icon button found just to the right of the placemark name. … [Read more...]

Google Earth Pro print options advanced formating

When Google Earth Pro was first made available for free we had a look at the advanced printing options in Google Earth Pro that are not found in the standard version.We recently had an enquiry from … [Read more...]

Correcting map data – placemarks

Back in July last year we wrote a Google Earth Blog FAQ to try and answer some of the most common questions we receive via email. One of the questions we answered was about making corrections 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...]

Geocoding with Google Earth Pro Import

When Google Earth Pro was made available for free earlier this year we showed you that it could import addresses to Placemarks. However, what may not have been so obvious is that the geocoding that it … [Read more...]

The Google Earth cache

The Google Earth cache not only provides significant performance benefits but also allows Google Earth to be used offline. For more on how to do this, see this post by Frank.The cache settings can … [Read more...]