The history of aerial photography

123px-Boston,_as_the_Eagle_and_the_Wild_Goose_See_It

With the successful launch of the imaging satellite WorldView-3 by DigitalGlobe recently, featuring the latest technology in satellite imaging, it is a good time to take a look at where it all … [Read more...]

Creative cat tracking in Google Earth

cat-tracker

Here's a fun use of Google Earth and GPS -- tracking cats. It started when Tiana Warner at safe.com found out about a way to track cats: Where do cats go when they’re outside all day and night? … [Read more...]

Google Earth instrumental in discovery of new chameleon species

Rampholeon-Maspictus-Credit-William-R-Branch

Back in 2005 Julian Bayliss, a biologist at London’s Kew Gardens, discovered a brand new rainforest that had previously never been studied — and he found it using Google Earth. We told you about it in … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe launching their WorldView-3 satellite today

worldview-3

DigitalGlobe, one of the leading providers of imagery for Google Earth, is launching their new WorldView-3 satellite in a few hours. It is scheduled to launch at 11:29am PDT today from Vandenberg Air … [Read more...]

Geology in Google Earth

Sim Corner Esker in Google Earth

We've shown you a lot from George at MyReadingMapped over the years, and he's back with another one. This project is called the "Google Map of Geology", and George describes it as follows: My … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe helping to track forest fires

indonesia-fires

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

GE_olives

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

armstrong-tour

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

s1-fault

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

tribes

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...]