Five tools to make Google Earth more useful

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Over the years we've shown you a wide variety of add-ons that can be used with Google Earth to make it more useful, and TechRepublic has recently posted a list of their favorite five. Their … [Read more...]

Embed your Google+ posts into Google Earth

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Google recently released a feature that allows you to embed Google+ posts on your website. It works similarly to the embed features from Twitter and Facebook, and can be a nice way to extend the reach … [Read more...]

“Why does Google Earth keep tilting the view when I zoom in?”

We've had a number of emails from users lately that are complaining that Google Earth tilts their view as they zoom in, and it's difficult to get the view "fixed".  In this article we'll show you how … [Read more...]

More great Google Earth resources for teachers

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Last month we shared some great tips for you on how to use Google Earth in academic settings as the school year was kicking off.  Rich Treves at Google Earth Design has taken it further and launched a … [Read more...]

Correcting map errors in Google Earth

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We've been getting quite an influx of questions about how to correct map errors in Google Earth lately (address in the wrong location, point of interest is missing, etc), so I thought it'd be worth … [Read more...]

The legal uses of Google Earth

We get emails quite often from readers asking about permission to use Google Earth data in various projects. Unfortunately, we're not in a position to answer those questions, and Google used to … [Read more...]

Going back to school with Google Earth

Many people are gearing up the end of summer break and the start of school. In fact, our daughters just left for their first day of the school year, as have thousands of others from Kindergarten to … [Read more...]

Measuring distances with the Google Earth Ruler

The "ruler" tool in Google Earth has always been useful, and it has seen a number of improvements over the years. To get started with it, simply go to [Tools] --> [Ruler] in Google Earth and it'll … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth with the Leap Motion Controller

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My Leap Motion controller arrived a few days ago and I've been spending some time getting familiar with it.  The SpaceNavigator has long been my favorite controller for Google Earth, but the Leap … [Read more...]

What the imagery dates really mean in Google Earth

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As you probably know, when you're looking at an area on Google Earth, the date the imagery was captured appears in the bottom center of the screen, as shown here: However, what does that date … [Read more...]