Problems with the new search in Google Earth

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Last week we noted that Google had changed the way search results are displayed in Google Earth (desktop version). Several GEB readers have noted, however, that there are some problems with the … [Read more...]

Improvements to search in Google Earth

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Thank you to GEB reader Paul, for alerting us to a recent change made to the way search results are displayed in Google Earth. The changes to the search are not a change in the code of the Google … [Read more...]

Search in Google Earth

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The mapping data in the desktop version of Google Earth is currently a separate database from that in Google Maps. The Mobile version of Google Earth was recently given a complete rewrite and now uses … [Read more...]

Viewing maps from the Maps Gallery in Google Earth

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In February this year, Google launched the Google Maps Gallery. The Maps Gallery hosts an impressive collection of maps. Although the maps can be viewed directly in the Maps Gallery, many of them are … [Read more...]

Using KML to change your field of view in Google Earth

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Thank you to GEB reader Sebastien for letting us know that the Field of View can be adjusted in Google Earth by means of a tour. There are other techniques mentioned here such as a KML with … [Read more...]

Magnetic North and True North

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A magnetic compass, including the compasses on most smart phones, does not point to the North Pole, or even to the North Magnetic Pole. Instead, it points away from True North by an angle known as the … [Read more...]

Historical Imagery

How to get Historical Imagery

We have covered historical imagery a number of times since its introduction to Google Earth with version 5.0 in February 2009. However, it is such an important feature that it is worth … [Read more...]

Drawing straight lines with KML

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While writing the 3D imagery post we came across this oddity: If you draw a path in Google Earth, the line segments follow geodesics, which are parts of great circles. If you draw a polygon, the sides … [Read more...]

Will Google update imagery upon request?

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Google get their imagery from a wide variety of sources, and due to there being so many factors involved, it is impossible to predict when and where they will do updates. We have covered this a number … [Read more...]

Could a conman get false information into Google Maps or Google Earth?

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We recently got a query by a reader asking whether or not it is possible for a conman to put a fake address into Google Earth. The short answer is yes. Google gets its information from a large number … [Read more...]