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...]

Animated historical imagery of Europe

HistoricalImageryEurope_static

Following on from yesterday's post about historical imagery, we thought it would be interesting to make an animation. As you can see below, we have created an animated gif image showing the historical … [Read more...]

Exploring Ocean Tectonics from Space

GlobalGravityAnomaly

Google Earth's 3D view of the Ocean floor was first introduced in version 5. It has been improved a number of times since then. Panaromio photos in the oceans were added in 2010 and underwater Street … [Read more...]

Google My Maps vs Google Maps

GoogleMaps

As mentioned in this recent post, users that have custom maps are being migrated from the Classic My Maps to Google's new version of My Maps which was formerly Google Maps Engine Lite. This … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for September 2014

RichardWith

Early this month we released a KML demarcating the areas covered with the new 3D mesh that Google has been rolling out in Google Earth. It has proved quite popular, with readers regularly letting us … [Read more...]

Mapping with Google Map Maker

MapMakerUpdates

In last week's post about the Ground Truth Project we told you how Google Map Maker is a key component of Google's strategy to achieve more accurate maps - and keep them accurate. When Google … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for August, 2014

ten_talest_statues

August saw a number of data updates from Google including new Street View imagery in Indonesia and Cambodia, and satellite imagery from around the globe. The launch by DigitalGlobe of their … [Read more...]

Welcome a New Writer to Google Earth Blog

Mickey Mellen

The Google Earth Blog was started in 2005, by Frank Taylor (that's me), shortly after Google first released Google Earth. I wrote hundreds of blog posts during the next 4.5 years until my wife and I … [Read more...]

Google Earth Blog Writer Needed

Frank Taylor here, still the publisher for Google Earth Blog. Five years ago I was deep in preparation for a 5+ year sailing expedition around the world, documenting the trip using Google Earth and … [Read more...]