Fake photo of MH17 being shot down

MH17FakePhoto

Back in July, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. We showed you some Digital Globe imagery of the crash site, which has since, in addition to other … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – November 8th, 2014

Imagery Updates November 8th 2014_small

Hot on the heels of the recent imagery update on November 3rd, Google's 'Latest Google Earth Imagery Updates' map now shows another update for November 8th, 2014. Thank you to GEB readers André and … [Read more...]

Misplaced satellite image in Google Earth

Misplaced Image

We have in the past talked about how the mapping data in Google Earth is not always completely accurate as well as how Google puts a lot of effort into improving and correcting the data. In Google … [Read more...]

The Koslanda landslide in Google Earth

Koslanda Landslide

We have looked at a number of landslides in the past, including the Bingham Canyon mine landslide, a landslide near Oso, Washington and a whole set of landslides in Brazil. On 29th October 2014, … [Read more...]

Saroo Brierley’s story to be made into a movie

A Long Way Home

Back in 2012 we brought you the story of Saroo Brierley who as a child got lost on a train in India, was adopted by a Tasmanian couple and, as an adult, found his way home using Google Earth. We … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for October 2014

BerlinAndMadrid

The biggest story of the month was the release of Google Earth for Android version 8. Find Frank's review of the changes and new features here. The most notable feature is a complete rewrite of the 3D … [Read more...]

Satellogic planning to achieve global coverage with live video and pictures

SatelliteInternals

Yesterday we talked about Skybox, which is owned by Google and currently has two satellites, but is planning a constellation of 24. When we talked about their gif animations of the Burning Man … [Read more...]

Skybox for Good

SkyboxImage

Back in June 2014, Google acquired Skybox Imaging. In September, Skybox provided an impressive demonstration of their capabilities by capturing images of the Burning Man festival and producing … [Read more...]

Jimmy John’s non-compete zones in Google Earth

JimmyJohnsNonCompete

SigActs.com has an interesting blog post about U.S. sandwich restaurant chain Jimmy John’s, which requires their deli employees to sign non-compete agreements. There is an online map provided, but it … [Read more...]

USGS 3D Elevation Program

Mount St. Helens

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has a program called the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). From the USGS website: The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to growing … [Read more...]