The best of Google Earth for June, 2014

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We saw some amazing new Google Earth-related stories in June, and here are some of my favorites. We saw an amazing use of historical Street View imagery in Detroit, showing the rapid decay of some … [Read more...]

How to remove imagery from Street View

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We get a few emails every week from people asking how they can get their image removed from Google Street View, so we thought we'd discuss it here. Thankfully, it's a fairly simple process. As you … [Read more...]

Sharing adventure trek plans with Google Earth

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Private Expeditions is a company founded by Paul and Jane Deakin, that takes people to some of the largest mountains around the world, such as Kilimanjaro, Everest and Machu Picchu, for private … [Read more...]

Exploring kudzu infestation in the US

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Living in the southeast United States, I'm very familiar with the vine known as kudzu. Introduced to the US from Japan in 1876, kudzu is spreading at an amazing rate of 150,000 acres each year. Kyle … [Read more...]

Locations of famous movies in Google Earth

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Eight years ago, Frank shared with us a neat KML file that showed the locations of famous movies around the world, and now the folks at SkyMoviesHD have compiled a great list of 30 locations using … [Read more...]

Traveling through Romania and Georgia with Google Earth

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GEB reader "fjk" recently biked through Romania and Georgia and did an excellent job of showcasing his trip in Google Earth. fjk and his friend visited Kutaisi, borjomi, Vardzia and various other … [Read more...]

Higher resolution imagery coming to Google Earth

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Last week DigitalGlobe, one of the primary suppliers of imagery for Google Earth, was given permission to sell higher resolution imagery. Previously they've been limited to selling 50 centimeter … [Read more...]

Creating a NavDoc of Philadelphia

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Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum from 250 Miles are trying to create a NavDoc of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this year and they need your help. They explain the word "NavDoc" as follows: … [Read more...]

Historical Street View imagery shows Detroit being reclaimed by nature

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It was just recently that Google released their historical Street View feature, and we already have an amazing example of what can be found in there. Using Google Street View's historical imagery … [Read more...]

More underwater maps to explore in Street View

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Back in 2012, Google released some amazing underwater Street View imagery from a few areas around the world. As part of World Oceans Day last Sunday, Google has released some additional underwater … [Read more...]