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...]

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...]

Adobe Flash in Google Earth

In our post on UrtheCast earlier this week, we incorrectly stated that Google Earth's internal browser does not support flash content. It actually does and has done so since version 4.2. To test … [Read more...]

Google Earth Elevation Profiles

An often overlooked feature of Google Earth, elevation profiles were first introduced in version 5.2. The feature is easy to use, all you need is a path selected in your 'My Places' then go to the … [Read more...]

Understanding Google’s Imagery Updates map part 3: 3D imagery

In the last couple of posts (1) (2) we looked at Google's Imagery Updates map and some of the intricacies around aerial and satellite imagery. Thank you to GEB reader Chris for pointing out in the … [Read more...]

Further comments on understanding Google imagery updates

Yesterday we looked at Google's Imagery Updates map and what it tells us. We mentioned that the imagery being added is not always current imagery. So you may be asking why Google would add old imagery … [Read more...]

Understanding Google’s Imagery Updates map

Last week Google published a map titled 'Monthly Google Earth Imagery Updates', which contains a layer called 'Satellite and Aerial Imagery Updates March - 2015'. So what does this map tell us? The … [Read more...]

Earth Hour

Earth Hour takes place this Saturday, 28th of March at 8:30 pm local time. Earth hour is an annual event designed to raise awareness of global climate change. Participants turn off their lights for a … [Read more...]