Another look at DigitalGlobe’s FirstLook coverage

Train Derailment in India

Last week we had a look at Digital Globe's FirstLook service and some imagery of the damage done by Cyclone Pam to Vanuatu. We have been going through some of the locations from the DigitalGlobe … [Read more...]

Niagara Falls gets new 3D


Google added a number of new 3D areas over the weekend, amongst which was Niagara Falls, which lies on the border of Ontario, Canada and New York State, USA. For a list of other newly discovered 3D … [Read more...]

The Costa Concordia, now visible in Genoa, Italy

Costa Concordia

Although Google have not updated their 'Latest Google Earth Imagery Updates' map since the December 17th update, a number of readers have let us know that there have been quite a few areas updated … [Read more...]

Digital Globe top image of 2014


Over the last few years Digital Globe, one of Google Earth's main sources of satellite imagery, has been holding a contest for the best satellite image of the year. The winning image for 2012 was of … [Read more...]

Tornado damage in Google Earth

Wessington Springs

We recently came across this article featuring Google Earth imagery showing the town of Pilger, Nebraska, before and after a tornado. After a bit of research, it appears that the newly added image is … [Read more...]

Americons: a Google Earth tour


We have featured Colin Hazelhurst's work a number of times before, including a recreation of the famous flight of The Spirit of St. Louis flown by Charles Lindberg, and James Cook's circumnavigation … [Read more...]

Christmas sightseeing in Google Earth


In past years we have looked at Giant Santa's and Christmas Trees in Google Street View (via Google Sightseeing). This year we look at a reindeer near Ersfjordbotn, Norway that the Street View car … [Read more...]

Dianne goes for you

Diane goes for you

In September we talked about Google's Ground Truth project that Google uses to keep its maps up to date. We also directed you to Google Map Maker, should you wish to assist with keeping the maps up to … [Read more...]

Looking at the new 3D in New York City


Last week Google updated the 3D imagery for New York City and San Francisco. We had a brief look at New York and noted a problem with Street View crashing Google Earth. We also had a look at some … [Read more...]

New York gets 3D refresh

Statue of Liberty

We usually look at the World Trade Center on the the anniversary of 9/11 and over the years we have seen models of the old Trade Center towers from the Sketchup 2D Warehouse as well as models of the … [Read more...]