Landslide Dams in Google Earth

Landslide dams are formed when a landslide blocks the course of a river, creating a dam. This can lead to catastrophic consequences, as the dam tends to consist of loose easily eroded material and … [Read more...]

Cylcone Roanu: Landslide and Floods

Cyclone Roanu was, according to Wikipedia, a relatively weak tropical cyclone that, nevertheless, caused severe flooding in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In addition, it caused a number of large … [Read more...]

Two become one, Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai

The recent Google Earth imagery update includes an image of a new island formed from Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai, part of the Tonga archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. Hunga Tonga and Hunga … [Read more...]

Phallic symbols in Google Earth

A recent story in the news is about a school in Sydney Australia where someone drew some phallic symbols and a rude message on their lawn. They apparently managed to remove the unwanted graffiti … [Read more...]

Watching land reclamation with Google Earth

Last month we did a couple of posts showing the growth of artificial islands in Google Earth: Persion Gulf region Rest of the world Today we are looking at large land reclamation projects. As … [Read more...]

Watching artificial islands grow in Google Earth – Part 2

Yesterday we had a look at some artificial islands in the Persian Gulf region. Today we are looking at artificial islands in other parts of the world. We have chosen only islands that have been … [Read more...]

Looking at the growth of artificial Islands in Google Earth

There are quite a lot of artificial islands being built around the world. For example, last year we had a look at the islands that China is building in the Spratleys. Today we are looking at … [Read more...]

Space Engine – to Infinity and Beyond

I still remember the first time I used Google Earth and how my sense of wonder grew as I realized the amazing capabilities of the program to portray our planet Earth at new levels of detail with a … [Read more...]

LIGO and other large scientific instruments in Google Earth

The biggest news in science recently is the detection of gravity waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Virgo interferometer. You can learn more about it in … [Read more...]

Miniature Street View

Miniature Wunderland is claimed to be the largest miniature model railway in the world. So, how do you go about capturing Street View of a miniature railway? With miniature cameras on miniature Street … [Read more...]