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...]

Censoring in Google Earth

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In the early days of Google Earth the US White House and Capitol Building were blurred in Google Earth. But in 2005 this censorship was stopped, and today, there is high quality satellite imagery, 3D … [Read more...]

Remembering 9/11 with Google Earth

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We have talked about the anniversary of 9/11 a number of times in the past, including 2006, 2010, 2011 (a three part series 1 2 3), 2012 and 2013. We also followed the progress of the new World Trade … [Read more...]

Google Earth in Google Earth

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We have in the past looked at artwork in Google Earth, such as the worlds largest finger print and face art or sculptures in the Sahara by D.A.ST. Arteam. Some artists have even created roof top … [Read more...]

Burning Man 2014

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We have talked about Burning Man a number of times before (2013, 2011,2010, 2007, 2006). Burning Man is a cartographer's nightmare, because it is a city that is built within a matter of days, lasts … [Read more...]

New Street View imagery – Indonesia and Cambodia

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We told you in April about Street View imagery in Cambodia around the temples of Angkor Wat. Now, Google have released imagery for much of the rest of Cambodia, as well as a significant amount in … [Read more...]

Creative cat tracking in Google Earth

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Here's a fun use of Google Earth and GPS -- tracking cats. It started when Tiana Warner at safe.com found out about a way to track cats: Where do cats go when they’re outside all day and night? … [Read more...]

An alien on the Moon?

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We have told you in the past about various news stories reporting apparent alien activity in Google Earth imagery. For example, this story, where sonar tracks from ships were mistaken for an … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe launching their WorldView-3 satellite today

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DigitalGlobe, one of the leading providers of imagery for Google Earth, is launching their new WorldView-3 satellite in a few hours. It is scheduled to launch at 11:29am PDT today from Vandenberg Air … [Read more...]

The Forts of Liege in World War I

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With the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I occurring a few weeks ago, I expect we'll see various recreations of events from the war in Google Earth as those individual 100 year … [Read more...]