Hawaii’s Kilauea lava flows

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The imagery from Google's November 8th update is now available in historical imagery. A significant proportion of the imagery was not put into the default imagery, so was not accessible until … [Read more...]

Large artwork in Google Earth

MundiMan

Yesterday we talked about large artwork using GPS tracks. Although the artists did travel to the locations involved in their artwork, the record they left, and thus the actual art, was digital rather … [Read more...]

The World’s Largest Marriage Proposal

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Back in 2006 we looked at a few marriage proposals visible in satellite imagery. Then in 2008 we saw a marriage proposal in Street View. Tokyo artist, Yassan lays claim to the world's largest … [Read more...]

25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall

Berlin Wall Street View

This Sunday, the 9th of November 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Four years ago we covered the 21st anniversary, and in 2011 we covered the 50th anniversary of the … [Read more...]

Earth View – Google Chrome extension

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Satellite imagery can be beautiful, and as a result, a number of people have used satellite imagery as art. For example, in 2010 we showed you the USGS “Earth as Art” collection, and earlier this year … [Read more...]

Satellite font created from buildings

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In the past people have found faces hidden in satellite imagery, and the German design studio Onformative even went so far as to write a program to scan the whole globe using face recognition … [Read more...]

Review of Google Earth for Android Version 8

As mentioned in my previous post, Google recently announced a new version of Google Earth for Android. This version (8.0.0.2305) is a complete re-write of the underlying Google Earth 3D model, and now … [Read more...]

Partial Solar Eclipse October 23rd 2014

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There will be a partial solar eclipse later today October 23rd 2014. It will be visible over much of North America. We have looked at eclipses many time in the past, including: 2006, 2008 1,2, 2009, … [Read more...]

Google Rewrites Google Earth for Android

New Google Earth for Android

Google has announced a new version of Google Earth for Android that promises "an enhanced 3D experience, quicker updates to the map, and an easier way to view your KML files in Earth". It has some … [Read more...]

The Napa earthquake in satellite imagery

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We recently came across this map in the Maps Gallery which alerted us to the the fact that Google Earth (and Maps) has imagery taken soon after the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck Napa Valley, … [Read more...]