Beautiful Satellite Imagery we won’t be Seeing in Google Earth

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The imagery in Google Earth is carefully selected to be as cloud-free and snow-cover-free as possible. This makes for a good, clear picture of features on the ground, but it does mean we are missing … [Read more...]

The Planet Mercury in Google Earth

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Google Earth has the built in option to switch to the Moon or Mars. We have looked at various ways to look at other planets in the past. Many of the best came from James Stafford's Barnabu blog. Last … [Read more...]

Hyundai creates message to space

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As part of an advertising campaign for the Hyundai Genesis, Hyundai have used the cars to write a message from a girl called Stephanie to her father who works on the International Space … [Read more...]

Red lakes in Google Earth

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Last month we got an enquiry from GEB reader Mostafa, asking for a scientific explanation for a red lake that appears in Google Earth imagery in Cairo, Egypt. More recently, GEB reader David brought … [Read more...]

Another look at DigitalGlobe’s FirstLook coverage

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Last week we had a look at Digital Globe's FirstLook service and some imagery of the damage done by Cyclone Pam to Vanuatu. We have been going through some of the locations from the DigitalGlobe … [Read more...]

Niagara Falls gets new 3D

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Google added a number of new 3D areas over the weekend, amongst which was Niagara Falls, which lies on the border of Ontario, Canada and New York State, USA. For a list of other newly discovered 3D … [Read more...]

The Costa Concordia, now visible in Genoa, Italy

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Although Google have not updated their 'Latest Google Earth Imagery Updates' map since the December 17th update, a number of readers have let us know that there have been quite a few areas updated … [Read more...]

Digital Globe top image of 2014

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Over the last few years Digital Globe, one of Google Earth's main sources of satellite imagery, has been holding a contest for the best satellite image of the year. The winning image for 2012 was of … [Read more...]

Tornado damage in Google Earth

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We recently came across this article featuring Google Earth imagery showing the town of Pilger, Nebraska, before and after a tornado. After a bit of research, it appears that the newly added image is … [Read more...]

Americons: a Google Earth tour

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We have featured Colin Hazelhurst's work a number of times before, including a recreation of the famous flight of The Spirit of St. Louis flown by Charles Lindberg, and James Cook's circumnavigation … [Read more...]