How the new Google Maps redesign came together

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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

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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?

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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...]

How do I move “My Places” in Google Earth to a new computer?

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We're often asked how to move all of the "My Places" content from one computer to another.  While we had hoped that Google would have come up with a syncing mechanism by now, perhaps via Google Drive, … [Read more...]

The photorealistic atmosphere in Google Earth 7.1

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The release of Google Earth 7.1 brought with it a number of nice enhancements, including the new starry sky, but the best-looking might just be the new experimental "photorealistic atmosphere" option, … [Read more...]

Managing KML and KMZ files on mobile devices

Google Earth has consistently been improving on mobile devices over time and last year's update to version 6.2 brought a giant new feature to it -- KML support. While Google Earth on mobile supports … [Read more...]

How Google Earth imagery works

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 that in mind, … [Read more...]

Tracking Winter Storm Euclid with Google Earth

A major winter storm is ripping across the eastern United States right now, with blizzard warnings stretching 730 continuous miles. Google Earth offers some great tools for tracking storms such as … [Read more...]

Tracking Santa in Google Earth

As they've done for years, Google is once again helping to track Santa's journey around the world tonight! All of the action will be tracked on the official Santa Tracker site at … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to teach math

We love to see ways that Google Earth is being used in classroom settings around the world. Frank first showed some uses for this back in 2006 and we've shown you other ideas over the years. Most of … [Read more...]