Ten Years of Amazing Google Earth Visualizations

Unique sights

Google Earth was first released on June 28, 2005. Now, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Google Earth's release, we would like to share just a few examples of the best user applications of … [Read more...]

10 years of Google Earth innovation


In 2004 Google bought startup Keyhole Inc. whose main product was a virtual globe known as Keyhole Earthviewer. On June 28th, 2005, ten years ago yesterday, Google released the renamed Google Earth … [Read more...]

Tahina Circumnavigates the Earth

Frank and Karen Taylor and Tahina

My name is Frank Taylor, and I am the founder and publisher of Google Earth Blog. I also recently completed an expedition to sail around the world. One of the many reasons I was immediately attracted … [Read more...]

Ship breakers in Google Earth


We were recently watching a couple of documentaries on the ship breaking industry and we thought it would be interesting to see what they look like from above in Google Earth. The documentaries are … [Read more...]

China building islands in the Spratlys

Fiery Cross Reef

In the past we have looked at an island that doesn't exist, islands being formed, islands combining to form a bigger island and a disappearing islet. Today we are looking at how China is turning reefs … [Read more...]

Rochelle/Fairdale Tornado Damage now Visible in Google Earth


We have looked at tornado damage in Google Earth a number of times before, including tornado's that struck the US towns of: Pilger, Nebraska and Wessington Springs, South Dakota Mayflower, Arkansas - … [Read more...]

This Land Was Our Land – World’s Largest Graffiti Mural


Yesterday we looked at some large art pieces by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada. Thank you to GEB reader Ryen McPherson for letting us know about a recent Graffiti project on an abandoned airstrip in the … [Read more...]

The artwork of Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada in Google Earth

Out of Many_One

We have a number of times looked at art work large enough to see in Google Earth, including some of the largest pieces of art in the world. Just over a year ago, we had a look at a piece of art … [Read more...]

Sana’a Airport bomb damage


Thank you to GEB reader AC for pointing us to the recently added imagery of Sana'a Airport in Yemen. The image comes from DigitalGlobe and was captured on March 27th, 2015. Before and after images … [Read more...]

Oil Slick from Oil Platform Explosion in Google Earth


Most oil platforms can not be seen in Google Earth. This is because Google and its imagery providers do not bother with imagery of the oceans far from the coast unless there is something of particular … [Read more...]