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...]

Overlays of affected areas from Oso landslide

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Last week we showed you some imagery from the landslide in Oso, Washington and this week we're back with a few overlays from James Baker that help explain things a bit more. James has created two … [Read more...]

The building of the Siam-Burma Railway

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Frank McVey recently shared the fascinating story of the Siam-Burma Railway over in the Google Earth Community. The railway was built during World War II, as an effort to help connect the railway … [Read more...]

Viewing the GEBCO Global Ocean Map in Google Earth

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The bathymetry in Google Earth (the topography of the ocean floor) is something that has been gradually improving for years. Not counting the 3D ocean released in 2009, the bathymetry imagery has … [Read more...]

28 years makes a river look like a snake

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Google's "Earth Engine", which we first told you about back in 2010, can allow for some pretty amazing visualizations. One of the neatest that I've seen is this simple visualization of the path of … [Read more...]

The Topography of Plate Tectonics in Google Earth

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It's somewhat surprising to me that after all the years that Google Earth Blog has been around, we've never seen a file that focuses on the plate tectonics of earth. We've discussed various … [Read more...]