Valentine’s Day in Google Earth


Once again, in honor of Valentine's Day we share some of the best romantic placemarks for Google Earth. To start, you can check out this old entry from Google Maps Mania which includes a wide variety … [Read more...]

Exploring New South Wales, Australia in Google Earth


The New South Wales (Australia) Government has just released a new product they're calling the NSW Globe which compiles a ton of information about the state into a single, powerful KML file. The goal … [Read more...]

The path of the Olympic torch in Google Earth

Sochi Olympics torch relay_Ribbon

Our friends at DataAppeal, who recently released a variety of updatesto their excellent tool, are back with some great visualizations of the Olympic torch relay. The first is the "Ribbon Path", which … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to predict light conditions


Google Earth can be a great tool to help plan outdoor photography sessions, but Ben Wilmore takes it a step further and uses some of the tools in Google earth to plan outdoor photography based on the … [Read more...]

Mapping the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Google Earth


The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will be kicking off in a few days, and while I expect Google will release some neat tools to help you follow the games, George at MyReadingMapped has already put out … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for January, 2014

January saw some great stories related to Google Earth.  Here are my favorites from the month: We took a look at the impressive Google Earth Climate Change, Pollution and Privacy Viewer. The … [Read more...]

Exploring MetLife Stadium, home of the Super Bowl, in Google Earth


With the Super Bowl coming up in a few days, Google has created a variety of tours of MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.  Because that area doesn't yet have "3D Imagery", the model of the stadium is still … [Read more...]

Awesome Google Earth image of Mount Everest from NASA


We've talked about Mount Everest quite a few times on Google Earth Blog.  Natural formations such as mountains and volcanoes tend to look stunning in Google Earth, and Everest is no exception.  In the … [Read more...]

All of the views from the “Gravity” movie in Google Earth


Over the years we've shown you many great articles from Stefan Geens at OgleEarth.  He's shared geotagged hiking trips, the destruction of the city of Kashgar, the path of the Chelyabinsk meteor, … [Read more...]

How Google identifies house numbers in Street View


As much as I love Google Earth, I use Google Maps at least as often due to the amazing GPS navigation that it provides in my car.  Part of that is due to their work in Street View over the years and … [Read more...]