Finding long barrows in Google Earth

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We've shown you some work from Henry Rothwell's Digital Digging site before (such as the Hillforts we showed you back in April), and felt it was time to head back out there to see what's new.  Along … [Read more...]

An island on the world’s largest lake on an island in a lake on an island

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Did the title confuse you enough?  If you explore our planet long enough, you'll find some very neat things, such as the tiny island of Vulcan Point, seen here (inside the lake on the island in the … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to display knowledge

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Over the years, the vast majority of the files we've showcased for Google Earth have been focused on adding more detail about our planet. We've seen a few others, such as Matt Fox's overlay of the … [Read more...]

Lava flow shapes in Google Earth

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Because of the way Google Earth work, volcanoes are almost always amazing to view inside of it.  3D terrain combined with high-resolution imagery makes for some stunning views, as we explained a while … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to catch overfishing in the Persian Gulf

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We've shown you quite a few examples of Google Earth being used to help prevent crime (including a post last week), but now there's another great story out of Vancouver.  Scientists at the University … [Read more...]

Geography Awareness Week 2013

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Each year during the third week of November, National Geographic and other organizations help celebrate Geography Awareness Week to help raise awareness of the importance of geography education.  The … [Read more...]

Finding the “faces” hidden in Google Earth

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Over the years people have discovered landforms that somewhat resembled faces in Google Earth.  Frank showed us a great example back in 2007, and Google Earth Hacks has dozens of them in their … [Read more...]

Following the “Scott Expedition” in Google Earth

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Just over 100 years ago, Robert Scott made his famous expedition to the South Pole.  Ben Saunders and Tarka L'Herpiniere are currently re-tracing the route of Captain Scott, and Dj from OffroadingHome … [Read more...]

Following the November 3 solar eclipse in Google Earth

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One week from Sunday brings a bit of a rare event, with a "hybrid" solar eclipse for much of the world to see.  Most solar eclipses are either a "total" or "annular" eclipse, but this one brings a bit … [Read more...]

Uncovering an ancient Greek “strip mall”

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Archaeologists in Greece have uncovered an ancient portico in Argilos, which likely would have been a busy market and somewhat reminiscent of a strip mall today. The imagery for the area (seen … [Read more...]