Police working on a “live Google Earth” to monitor small areas

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While it will be a long time before we see a live version of Google Earth, as Frank recently explained, there are some places where small scale real-time imagery is starting to come out. The most … [Read more...]

Exploring airship hangars in Google Earth

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We've shared a lot of articles from Google Sightseeing over the years. They do a great job of choosing an interesting topic and then digging in deep. Their recent article from Ian Brown on the … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – April 16, 2014

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It appears that Google has pushed out a fresh batch of imagery. Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB readers 'Jonah', 'Munden', 'Andreas' and 'Horvath' for letting us know. The new imagery can already be … [Read more...]

Exploring L’Aquila five years later

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Three years ago we told you about the effort to rebuild L'Aquila in 3D following a major earthquake in 2009. Graziano Di Crescenzo has an Italian blog about Google Earth and is very passionate about … [Read more...]

The obscured areas of Google Earth

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While Google Earth offers imagery for the vast majority of the planet, there are a variety of places that are intentionally hidden for security or political reasons. This great article on … [Read more...]

The artwork of Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada in Google Earth

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Jorge Rodriquez-Gerada is an artist that creates amazingly large pieces of art. A great example is his "WISH" installation, shown below, which took several years to complete. I grabbed a copy of … [Read more...]

The perspective from Google Earth can change the way you see things

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It's a common joke that when people first open up Google Earth and can explore any place on earth, they first go and find their own house. We've all done it. However, even viewing your own house in … [Read more...]

Pacific eruption turns two islands into one

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Back in 1973, a volcanic eruption in the western Pacific ocean caused the formation of a new island named Nishino-shima. Four months ago, a nearby eruption caused the formation of a new island named … [Read more...]

About Google Earth Imagery

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A lot of people wonder about Google Earth imagery. Why is the image of my house so old? Why can't I get a picture of my car accident from a month ago? Why doesn't Google get newer pictures? This … [Read more...]

Explore the temples of Angkor Wat in Google Street View

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We've seen Google generate many thousands of miles of Street View imagery over the years. ¬†From cities such as Venice, to neat places such as a corn maze, to amazing locations such as the Grand … [Read more...]