Earth View – Google Chrome extension

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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...]

Review of Google Earth for Android Version 8

As mentioned in my previous post, Google recently announced a new version of Google Earth for Android. This version (8.0.0.2305) is a complete re-write of the underlying Google Earth 3D model, and now … [Read more...]

Partial Solar Eclipse October 23rd 2014

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There will be a partial solar eclipse later today October 23rd 2014. It will be visible over much of North America. We have looked at eclipses many time in the past, including: 2006, 2008 1,2, 2009, … [Read more...]

Google Rewrites Google Earth for Android

New Google Earth for Android

Google has announced a new version of Google Earth for Android that promises "an enhanced 3D experience, quicker updates to the map, and an easier way to view your KML files in Earth". It has some … [Read more...]

The Napa earthquake in satellite imagery

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We recently came across this map in the Maps Gallery which alerted us to the the fact that Google Earth (and Maps) has imagery taken soon after the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck Napa Valley, … [Read more...]

Disappearing Tongan islet

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We came across an interesting story about a Tongan islet disappearing. Read more about it here. To see it in Google Earth, look about 5km North West of Nuku'alofa, Tonga, or fly straight to it with … [Read more...]

Argentina and Malaysia now in Street View

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Argentina has just been added to Street View and there has been a significant increase in the coverage in Malaysia. Thanks to GEB reader Dave for letting us know. Earlier in the Week, the territory … [Read more...]

3D Updates in Google Earth

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A few weeks ago we created a KML of all the known areas covered by the automatically generated 3D mesh that Google is rolling out in Google Earth, and followed that up with some fun with the stats of … [Read more...]

Skybox Imaging captures Burning Man

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Last month we covered the Burning Man festival, and how the event has been captured by satellite imagery a number of times, with the images available in Google Earth's Historical Imagery. It turns out … [Read more...]