How to use the new Google Earth Tour Builder


Rich Treves at Google Earth Design has provided some great resources over the years such as an animated flood map of London and a variety of Google Earth-based resources for teachers. He recently … [Read more...]

The Year 2013 in Google Earth

2013 was another amazing year for Google Earth.  While there weren't any new groundbreaking releases of the main product, we saw some excellent uses of Google Earth and some amazing discoveries.  Here … [Read more...]

Five tips to help you interpret a satellite image


We often feature some of the amazing images from the NASA Earth Observatory on our site, and they've recently published a post that gives some additional insight on how learn more about any satellite … [Read more...]

How to use Google Earth to assist with your “prepping”


The trend of "prepping", or being prepared specifically for a major societal disruption (large scale rioting, economic collapse, blackouts, etc), is a growing trend. While there is much debate about … [Read more...]

Disabling stereoscopic 3D in Google Earth


Nov 8, 2013: Update from Google's Peter Birch regarding this problem: This has been fixed by nVidia in their 331.65 driver update. You can download this new driver … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to teach math


A common refrain for students in a math class is "when are we ever gonna need this?" Real World Math is a site that tries to put math skills into real-world situations to help them feel more useful to … [Read more...]

Five tools to make Google Earth more useful


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


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


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...]