Mapping your hike with Google Earth

field

A recent article at Popular Mechanics discusses some great ways to share your hikes with your friends via Google Earth, and they include some great tips. To start of course, they recommend that you … [Read more...]

Adopt a shark and track it in Google Earth

shark-tracking

David Shiffman at Southern Fried Science has come up with a very innovative way to attract donations to shark feeding ecology project. If you make a donation of over $3,000, you will be able to name … [Read more...]

Google’s new “Project Tango”

tango

Google has just unveiled a new initiative known as "Project Tango" that has the potential to reshape many areas of our lives. This new combination of hardware and software could be of huge benefit to … [Read more...]

Share your GPS tracks with Track Profiler

peachtree-trackprofiler

If you enjoy working with GPS tracks from various events, Trackprofiler.com might be of great value to you.  I ran the Peachtree Road Race 10K last week, and putting my track into Trackprofiler was … [Read more...]

The USA Four Corners Motorcycle Tour

four-corners

A few years back, Bill Royal completed the "USA Four Corners Tour" on his motorcycle and captured the journey on GPS.  He's loaded it into Google Earth, which gives a great look at what goes into … [Read more...]

Animating GPS tracks in Google Earth

Google Earth File.  You must have GE installed.

When Google Earth version 4 was released back in 2006, it added a great feature that allowed KML files to have time-based data. This allows you to animate GPS content as Frank wrote about soon … [Read more...]

Cycling the Alps releases Android App

A little more than two years ago we introduced you to the excellent Cycling the Alps website. They feature hundreds of Google Earth tours of various cycing routes in the Alps, and they've added many … [Read more...]

Visualizing cell tower strength with Google Earth

Google Earth File.  You must have GE installed.

Franz Graf knew he had a shaky mobile connection on his daily commute, but wanted to see just how bad it was. To find out, he wrote an Android app that recorded the GPS position and signal strength … [Read more...]

GPS + Video + Google Earth = Pretty awesome

Google Earth PLUGIN required.

GPS4Sport has just released a new product that combines GPS track data with action cam movies, then overlays the movie on top of the Google Earth plug-in while it all runs. It sounds complicated, and … [Read more...]

Google Earth A to Z: Measurements, Mobile, Mars and Moon

Measurements The measurement tools in Google Earth can be quite handy. I've used them a few times to map out the length of a run, or grab a rough estimate of the width of my yard. To get started, … [Read more...]