Creative cat tracking in Google Earth

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Here's a fun use of Google Earth and GPS -- tracking cats. It started when Tiana Warner at safe.com found out about a way to track cats: Where do cats go when they’re outside all day and night? … [Read more...]

An alien on the Moon?

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We have told you in the past about various news stories reporting apparent alien activity in Google Earth imagery. For example, this story, where sonar tracks from ships were mistaken for an … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe launching their WorldView-3 satellite today

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DigitalGlobe, one of the leading providers of imagery for Google Earth, is launching their new WorldView-3 satellite in a few hours. It is scheduled to launch at 11:29am PDT today from Vandenberg Air … [Read more...]

The Forts of Liege in World War I

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With the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I occurring a few weeks ago, I expect we'll see various recreations of events from the war in Google Earth as those individual 100 year … [Read more...]

The tallest statues in the world

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Ian Brown at Google Sightseeing recently posted a great blog entry that took a look at the ten tallest statues in the world. Most of the statues are of Buddha or Guanyin, many located in … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for July, 2014

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We saw some great new Google Earth-related stories in July, and here are some of my favorites. We took a closer look behind Google's annual Santa … [Read more...]

The 100th anniversary of the start of World War I

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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and Erik Hellstedt at Geo-Animate.com has built an excellent visualization of the early stages of the war. In Erik's words: Today … [Read more...]

Street View now available in Serbia

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Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader 'Nikola', we've learned that Street View imagery is now available in a number of cities in Serbia. Some of the new cities include Pancevo, Novi Sad, Belgrade and … [Read more...]

Looking at nuclear disasters in Google Earth

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Sylvan Lane at Mashable recently posted an in-depth look at nuclear disasters over the years, and he made solid use of Google Earth and Google Maps to explain each event. Along with discussions of … [Read more...]

New Google Earth imagery – July 18, 2014

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It turns out that a few days ago while we were telling you about the new 3D imagery in London, Google had also pushed out quite a lot of fresh satellite imagery. Thanks to 'munden', 'dario' and … [Read more...]