Google gets altitude wrong and drowns a city

DrownedCity

Thank you to GEB reader 'jonahtornado' for letting us know that Google appears to have got the altitude wrong in the 3D for the Italian city of Crotone. If looked at in Google Earth with the 'Water … [Read more...]

Amtrak train derailment and other new imagery

AmtrakTrainDerailment

Yesterday we looked to Google Earth's new layer that shows satellite and aerial imagery updates. However, it is important to note that Google has continued to add new imagery to Google Earth since … [Read more...]

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

informationoverload

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

Shipbreakup

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

Fairdale

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

ThisLandWasOurLand

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...]