Frequency of new satellite imagery in Google Earth


When looking around Google Earth in historical imagery, we have noticed an interesting trend with regards to the frequency of satellite imagery updates. It seems that Europe and the USA get … [Read more...]

Google Maps Mania turns 10


If you are as interested in maps as we are, then you probably already know and follow Google Maps Mania. Yesterday, April 13th, they turned 10! Happy Birthday! They were initially focused on Google … [Read more...]

The World’s Longest Straight-Line Sail

Longest straight-line sail

We recently came across this post on Reddit. It references a YouTube video claiming to have discovered the longest straight line that can be sailed without going over land. The video creator calls it … [Read more...]

Lunar Eclipse on 4th April


Tomorrow, 4th April 2015, sees the shortest total lunar eclipse of the century, being total for only 4 minutes and 43 seconds. It is the third in a tetrad of eclipses. You can learn more about the … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for March 2015


Google continued to roll out 3D imagery this month with around 68 new or expanded areas found in March including the addition of a new country, Croatia. We had a closer look at the Niagara Falls … [Read more...]

The Blue Marble

Blue Marble January 2004

On Friday we looked at a view of the earth at night created by NASA. Today we are looking at another map created by NASA called Blue Marble. We have looked at NASA's Blue Marble images a number of … [Read more...]

Landsat data now on Amazon Web Services


The Landsat program is a joint initiative between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA. For a more in-depth look at the Landsat program and its history see this pdf. The Landsat program has four … [Read more...]

Theatre map of Great Britain

Theatre map of Great Britain

We recently came across an excellent map of the theatres of Great Britain posted on Google Groups. The creator Sue Bunch has put a lot of work into it, with most Placemarks including a photo of the … [Read more...]

Cyclone Pam and DigitalGlobe FirstLook coverage


This last weekend Tropical Cyclone Pam struck the Islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific causing widespread devastation. We were asked by a GEB reader whether the satellite imaging companies would … [Read more...]

Planet Labs


Last year we had a look at Satellogic, a satellite imaging company that is planning to launch hundreds of imaging satellites. However, they are still in the very early stages of development and have … [Read more...]