The SpaceNavigator remains the best way to use Google Earth


With the LeapMotion finally launching soon (hopefully), I thought it'd be fun to once again take a look at the current king of Google Earth controls -- the 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator. It's been … [Read more...]

Mashable’s “Google Earth Tips for Power Users”


Mashable recently posted an article titled "10 Google Earth Tips for Power Users" that gained quite a bit of attention.  If you read our site very often you're likely already familiar with the tips, … [Read more...]

Tips for optimizing Google Earth


If you're wondering what Google Earth experts do to make things run faster or better, this post describes tips on how to set up your Google Earth options ("Preferences" on the Mac). These options can … [Read more...]

Shadows from days gone by


A few days ago, the official +Google Earth page shared a neat tip to be able to see the sun's shadows on the earth from "days gone by": click View > Sun. Tilt your view so the horizon is in focus, … [Read more...]

Correcting map and location errors in Google Earth

We get a lot of emails from users asking us to correct data errors in Google Earth -- incorrect road names, mis-marked addresses, etc. We can't do that directly, but fortunately Google has a great … [Read more...]

Turning a paper map into a 3D image overlay


As we mentioned recently with the historic maps from North Carolina, the "image overlay" feature in Google Earth is quite powerful. If you've never created one before, Kerry Leith from Stress-driven … [Read more...]

The Google Earth Balloon Maker


Google Earth is an amazing tool for education.  Frank has shown off educational uses for Earth a number of times over the years, and we've seen other examples such as schools allowing the use of … [Read more...]

How the new Google Maps redesign came together


Last week Google unveiled a new version of Google Maps, which includes native Google Earth support without the need for a plugin.  One of the other big pieces Google is working to include is a map … [Read more...]

10 things you didn’t know about Google Earth


PC Advisor recently published an article that discussed the "10 things you didn't know about Google Maps and Google Earth" and I thought we'd take a look at it.  Some of these won't be surprises for … [Read more...]

When will my area get new imagery in Google Earth?


Here at Google Earth Blog we get a few questions almost every day through our contact form. We encourage you to use if it you ever have a question about any aspect of Google Earth.  With the fresh … [Read more...]