Amazing extratropical cyclone over the United Kingdom


The NASA Earth Observatory site is constantly releasing amazing images from space, including items such as this awesome image of Mount Everest, lava flow shapes, Laguna Verde, and many others. Their … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to display bar charts from FileMaker


John Wallrodt at Paperless Archaeology recently shared an interesting story about taking a FileMaker Pro database and working with it to talk directly to Google Earth. The results are impressive and … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to predict light conditions


Google Earth can be a great tool to help plan outdoor photography sessions, but Ben Wilmore takes it a step further and uses some of the tools in Google earth to plan outdoor photography based on the … [Read more...]

Genealogy through Google Earth


Eric Stitt has been using Google Earth to track genealogy for a long time, and has just started up a new blog that focuses exclusively on that -- Genealogy Through Google Earth.  His ideas are pretty … [Read more...]

Exploring ancient Syrian trade routes in Google Earth


The University of Cincinnati's Kristina Neumann has been using Google Earth to explore the boundaries of ancient Antioch during the beginning of Roman takeover.  She's created the maps herself, using … [Read more...]

The Google Earth Climate Change, Pollution and Privacy Viewer


Google Earth is an amazing tool for studying and sharing information about our planet's climate.  Frank first shared a climate-related story back in 2006 (UNEP's New Environment Layer in Google Earth) … [Read more...]

Finding long barrows in Google Earth


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


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


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


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...]