DigitalGlobe helping to track forest fires

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DigitalGlobe is one of the leading providers of satellite imagery for Google Earth, and now they're teaming up with the World Resources Institute to track fires across southeast Asia via their new … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to enhance urban agriculture in Rome

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Urban agriculture can be a great thing, but can be difficult to effectively plan and manage. Flavio Lupia, along with other researchers from the National Institute of Agricultural Economics in Rome … [Read more...]

45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission

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This Sunday 45 years ago, July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. One great way to experience the landing is by viewing … [Read more...]

Exploring earthquake fault lines in Google Earth

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We've talked about Earthquakes quite a lot over the years, as Google Earth is a great tool for visualizing those types of events. However, we've not shown very much related to the actual fault lines … [Read more...]

Protecting uncontacted tribes in the Amazon rainforest with Google Earth

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Scientists from the University of Missouri and the University of New Mexico have been using Google Earth imagery to track an uncontacted tribe in Amazon rainforest in Brazil. While Google Earth adds … [Read more...]

Finding Dinosaurs in Google Earth

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Pterosaurs, the first flying vertebrates that lived between 66-228 million years ago, went extinct around the end of the Cretaceous period. To help make it easier to understand where they lived, … [Read more...]

Did Google Earth discover an underwater alien base?

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I had been ignoring this story since it's so crazy, but it seems to be popping up more and more so I felt it was time to address it. In short, the folks at "Before It's News" (and others) have been … [Read more...]

The latest developments in Google Ocean

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Google first released their 3D Ocean feature in Google Earth more than five years ago, and it's something that has seen steady improvements over the years. ┬áHere are some of the more interesting … [Read more...]

Pacific eruption turns two islands into one

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Back in 1973, a volcanic eruption in the western Pacific ocean caused the formation of a new island named Nishino-shima. Four months ago, a nearby eruption caused the formation of a new island named … [Read more...]

Google Maps of recent Ebola and MERS Outbreaks

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We've shown you many of the great stories from George at MyReadingMapped over the past year or so. He creates excellent maps to help explain global issues. His latest is regarding the recent news … [Read more...]