Tracking the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in Google Earth

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The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht race, now in its 66th year, is underway off the coast of Australia. The 628 nautical mile race, in which racers travel from from Sydney Harbor to the historical port … [Read more...]

Captain James Cook’s circumnavigation of New Zealand

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Back in the mid-1700's, Captain James Cook made a variety of discoveries around the world including the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands. In … [Read more...]

Tahina Expedition in Fiji

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Frank Taylor here, the founder and publisher of Google Earth Blog. Many of you who are regular readers of Google Earth Blog know that since November of 2009 my wife and I have been traveling by … [Read more...]

Tracking the Hurtigruten along the coast of Norway

In what's becoming quite a popular event, the cruise liner Hurtigruten has been live broadcasting its position as it travels along the coast of Norway. The cruise line has been operating for well … [Read more...]

Great collection of resources for the Fukushima power plant

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We've shown you a wide variety of resources related to the disaster in Japan, including the recent feature from Hidenori Watanave and his great collection of photo overlays. Today's feature is focused … [Read more...]

The Sargasso Sea Expedition

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We recently showed you the Mission Blue expedition to Salaz y Gomez, and now Google is helping post data from another scientific expedition. This time it's the MBARI Sargasso Sea Expedition, which … [Read more...]

Geospatial Revolution: Episode Three Released

Once again, right on time, Penn State Public Broadcasting has released Episode Three of their excellent "Geospatial Revolution" project. If you've missed either of the first two episodes, I strongly … [Read more...]

Follow the Mission Blue expedition to Salas y Gomez

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While many of us would like to embark on a voyage across the ocean, we can't all be Frank Taylor. Fortunately, Google Earth provides a great way to explore places virtually, such as with the latest … [Read more...]

Mission Blue: Tracking the gulf oil spill recovery effort

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Last April, we were all very aware of the major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. There were a variety of tools released to help track the spill, including aerial imagery, visualization tools, EPA … [Read more...]

Kite Aerial Photos of Manihi Now in Google Earth

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Some of you may know about my five year trip around the world by sailboat which we are calling the Tahina Expedition. As part of a partnership with Google, I'm taking photos of the Earth in some … [Read more...]