Crater and blast damage of Tianjin explosions now visible in Google Earth

There has been an imagery update in Google Earth and it includes a DigitalGlobe image captured on August 22nd, 2015, of Tianjin China. It shows the crater and other damage from the series of … [Read more...]

Explore Mars in Google Earth

This has been a big week for Mars with the new NASA discovery of flowing water on the red planet, and the release of a blockbuster movie "The Martian" based on the New York Times best seller of the … [Read more...]

Imagery updates: what’s that image

On Monday we showed you a way to find all the satellite imagery from a given date range; in our case we looked for imagery taken since July 1st, 2015. Yesterday we had a look at who supplies the … [Read more...]

The Jefferson Grid

Thank you to GEB reader Clare for pointing us to this story about the Jefferson Grid. The Jefferson Grid refers to the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) or the Rectangular Survey System used in many … [Read more...]

2015 Brazil floods in Google Earth

Earlier this week we looked a flood damage in Georgia and Texas. Thank you to GEB reader for pointing us to imagery of flooding in Magdeburg, Germany in 2013. Find it in Google Earth with this KML … [Read more...]

Google gets altitude wrong and drowns a city

Thank you to GEB reader 'jonahtornado' for letting us know that Google appears to have got the altitude wrong in the 3D for the Italian city of Crotone. If looked at in Google Earth with the 'Water … [Read more...]

Amtrak train derailment and other new imagery

Yesterday we looked to Google Earth's new layer that shows satellite and aerial imagery updates. However, it is important to note that Google has continued to add new imagery to Google Earth since … [Read more...]

Ten Years of Amazing Google Earth Visualizations

Google Earth was first released on June 28, 2005. Now, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Google Earth's release, we would like to share just a few examples of the best user applications of … [Read more...]

10 years of Google Earth innovation

In 2004 Google bought startup Keyhole Inc. whose main product was a virtual globe known as Keyhole Earthviewer. On June 28th, 2005, ten years ago yesterday, Google released the renamed Google Earth … [Read more...]

Tahina Circumnavigates the Earth

My name is Frank Taylor, and I am the founder and publisher of Google Earth Blog. I also recently completed an expedition to sail around the world. One of the many reasons I was immediately attracted … [Read more...]