The tallest statues in the world

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Ian Brown at Google Sightseeing recently posted a great blog entry that took a look at the ten tallest statues in the world. Most of the statues are of Buddha or Guanyin, many located in … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for July, 2014

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We saw some great new Google Earth-related stories in July, and here are some of my favorites. We took a closer look behind Google's annual Santa … [Read more...]

The 100th anniversary of the start of World War I

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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and Erik Hellstedt at Geo-Animate.com has built an excellent visualization of the early stages of the war. In Erik's words: Today … [Read more...]

Street View now available in Serbia

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Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader 'Nikola', we've learned that Street View imagery is now available in a number of cities in Serbia. Some of the new cities include Pancevo, Novi Sad, Belgrade and … [Read more...]

Looking at nuclear disasters in Google Earth

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Sylvan Lane at Mashable recently posted an in-depth look at nuclear disasters over the years, and he made solid use of Google Earth and Google Maps to explain each event. Along with discussions of … [Read more...]

New Google Earth imagery – July 18, 2014

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It turns out that a few days ago while we were telling you about the new 3D imagery in London, Google had also pushed out quite a lot of fresh satellite imagery. Thanks to 'munden', 'dario' and … [Read more...]

Revisiting Louis Zamperini and Unbroken

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(We first posted this three years ago, but sadly Louis Zamperini passed away last week so I thought it'd be a good time to check this out again. Enjoy.) Last year, Laura Hillenbrand released a book … [Read more...]

Happy 4th of July!

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Today in the US it is Independence Day, often referred to as simply the 4th of July. Banks are closed, BBQs are being heated up, and fireworks will fill the sky for most of us today. Speaking of … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – July 3, 2014

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It appears that Google has just pushed out a fresh batch of imagery. Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Munden’ for being the first to let us know about it. It seems to be quite a huge update, based … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for June, 2014

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We saw some amazing new Google Earth-related stories in June, and here are some of my favorites. We saw an amazing use of historical Street View imagery in Detroit, showing the rapid decay of some … [Read more...]