Following the “Scott Expedition” in Google Earth


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


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”


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...]

Google Earth assists in another marijuana bust


We've seen some cases in the past of Google Earth being used to fight marijuana growing activities, such as this case back in 2009 and the various cases in California last year, but the most recent … [Read more...]

The Science Behind Fall Color in Google Earth


With the coming autumn comes the changing of the leaves, which can be stunningly beautiful in many places. has created a page that explores The Science Behind Fall Color and … [Read more...]

Tracking Tropical Storm Karen with Google Earth


While Tropical Storm Karen is continuing to weaken as it approaches land, it is never wise to ignore a storm of this size if you're in the path. If you'd like to keep an eye on Karen using Google … [Read more...]

A detailed reconstruction of the July 2013 train accident in Spain


When it comes to building incredibly accurate 3D models, Peter Olsen is as good as they get.  He's built some excellent models of items like Mount Rushmore and the Costa Concordia, but he's also … [Read more...]

Google publishes Crisis Response map for Boulder, Colorado


Similar to maps that Google has released in the past for places like Alberta and Moore, they've just published a Crisis Response map to assist with the flooding in Boulder, Colorado. You can view … [Read more...]

Tracking the Rim Fire in Google Earth


The "Rim Fire" in the western United States has expanded greatly after hitting Yosemite National Park, spreading in a massive blaze of over 125,000 acres. InciWeb has some amazing maps of the fire, … [Read more...]

Exploring the moon in Google Earth

While hundreds millions of people have used Google Earth over the years, many aren't aware of some of the great things it can do.  One of those is the ability to explore our moon, which is an … [Read more...]