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...]

Animal shaped buildings in Google Earth

We were having a look at recent imagery (captured in late November) in Google Earth and were surprised to find a building shaped like a crocodile in Jabiru, Australia.Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn, … [Read more...]

Flash floods in North Korea

Normally when we look at satellite imagery of North Korea it is because there is something interesting relating to the politics of the country, such as statues, uranium plants or nuclear tests.We … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Flight Simulator Tips and Video 2015

Did you know Google Earth has a free built in flight simulator and you can fly all over the world? It has been there since 2007, and in the meantime computers have gotten way faster and the data has … [Read more...]

Air Force One in 3D ?

Update: Thank you to GEB reader Clare for tracking down this article which lead us to positively identify the aircraft in the 3D imagery as a Boeing E-4B, tail number 31677 as seen here and here. … [Read more...]

Google floods southern California

In July we noticed that Google had got the altitude wrong for the 3D imagery of the city of Crotone, Italy and it looked like it was under water. They have since fixed it. However, we have just … [Read more...]

Google’s 3D is not just for cities

Google has been rolling out 3D imagery for over three years. The focus has been almost entirely on centres of population. However, there are a few places where Google has mapped interesting … [Read more...]

Working with Landsat imagery

We recently came across this image from NASA's Earth Observatory, which shows smoke from fires on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Given the scale of the phenomena we thought it should be visible in … [Read more...]