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

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

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...]

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

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

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

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...]