Censorship in 3D

Cephalonia International Airport

Back in September we had a look at censored imagery in Google Earth. With Google continuing to roll out 3D imagery it is inevitable that they will wish to cover areas that countries wish to keep … [Read more...]

Burning Man goes 3D

BlackRockCityTent

Over the last week or so, Google have pushed out a significant amount of new 3D imagery. If you don't have it already, be sure to grab our our map of areas covered so far. One of the most interesting … [Read more...]

Hong Kong protests visible in Google Earth

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We are always on the look out for recent events that make it into Google Earth imagery. With sudden events such as the Napa Valley earth quake or the Koslanda landslide we only get to see the … [Read more...]

Street View

CoastalJapan

Street View coverage continues to expand. There haven't been any major countries added to the list recently, but within countries the coverage is continuously expanding, and in many places, being … [Read more...]

Hawaii’s Kilauea lava flows

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The imagery from Google's November 8th update is now available in historical imagery. A significant proportion of the imagery was not put into the default imagery, so was not accessible until … [Read more...]

Large artwork in Google Earth

MundiMan

Yesterday we talked about large artwork using GPS tracks. Although the artists did travel to the locations involved in their artwork, the record they left, and thus the actual art, was digital rather … [Read more...]

The World’s Largest Marriage Proposal

Yassan

Back in 2006 we looked at a few marriage proposals visible in satellite imagery. Then in 2008 we saw a marriage proposal in Street View. Tokyo artist, Yassan lays claim to the world's largest … [Read more...]

25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall

Berlin Wall Street View

This Sunday, the 9th of November 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Four years ago we covered the 21st anniversary, and in 2011 we covered the 50th anniversary of the … [Read more...]

Earth View – Google Chrome extension

EarthView

Satellite imagery can be beautiful, and as a result, a number of people have used satellite imagery as art. For example, in 2010 we showed you the USGS “Earth as Art” collection, and earlier this year … [Read more...]

Satellite font created from buildings

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In the past people have found faces hidden in satellite imagery, and the German design studio Onformative even went so far as to write a program to scan the whole globe using face recognition … [Read more...]