PEACE on Earth message using GPS

Back in 2010 Japanese GPS artist Yassan (also known as Yasushi Takahashi) wrote the world's largest marriage proposal by travelling around Japan while recording his GPS track. He holds the Guinness … [Read more...]

The World’s Largest Marriage Proposal

Back in 2006 we looked at a few marriage proposals visible in satellite imagery. Then in 2008 we saw a marriage proposal in Street View.Tokyo artist, Yassan lays claim to the world's largest … [Read more...]

Mapping your hike with Google Earth

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

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”

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

If you enjoy working with GPS tracks from various events, 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

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

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

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...]