Airport runways are beautiful in Google Earth


A while back we looked at some of the scariest airports in the Caribbean, but Lauren O'Neil has taken it further by finding some of the best-looking airports in the world in Google Earth. You can … [Read more...]

Commemorate Memorial Day with Google Earth


On this Memorial Day, we offer you a few tools to help honor those who gave it all. As we've done the last few years, we encourage you to check out Sean Askay's Map the Fallen project. Using his KML … [Read more...]

Did Google Earth discover an underwater alien base?


I had been ignoring this story since it's so crazy, but it seems to be popping up more and more so I felt it was time to address it. In short, the folks at "Before It's News" (and others) have been … [Read more...]

New Google Earth imagery – May 19, 2014


It appears that Google has just pushed out a new imagery update! Thanks to GEB readers 'Z C', 'Munden' and 'HGy' for being the first to let us know about it. As is often the case, you can use … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to find a dark sky


The best stargazing occurs when you live in an area with very little artificial light, and the Bortle Dark Sky Scale is a great tool to measure it. Here is an example: To get a rough idea of what … [Read more...]

Qihou Lighthouse 360 panoramo & Kaohsiung 3D City Tour


Over the years we've seen some great work from Steven Ho, including items such as Taiwan from Above, a panorama from the top of Mount Everest, a tribute to Steve Jobs and many other items. Steven … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for April, 2014


We saw some amazing new Google Earth-related stories in April, and here are some of my favorites. Google released Street View imagery in Angkor Wat. Frank wrote up a great article about how Google … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – May 1, 2014


It appears that Google has just pushed out a fresh batch of imagery. Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB readers 'Horvath' and 'Munden' for being the first to let us know about it. The imagery has already … [Read more...]

The History of the World with Google Earth


Over the years we've seen Google Earth used for education in many different ways. There are sites like that offer many different resources, ways to teach math using Google Earth and … [Read more...]

40 years of Rubik’s cube


Back in 1974, Erno Rubik invented the toy that has frustrated millions of us. To help commemorate the anniversary, GEB reader 'Will' has created a very cool Google Earth visualization. It looks … [Read more...]