New Version of Google Earth


[Update: Apparently this release is necessary for viewing maps from Google Maps Engine in Google Earth after May 29, 2015. This probably only applies to private maps that require you to log-in to … [Read more...]

New Nepal Imagery following May 12th Aftershock


Last week we talked about the new imagery in Google Earth following the April 25th Nepal earthquake. On May 12th Nepal experienced a major aftershock consisting of a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. Just … [Read more...]

The Oslo Blur


In September last year, soon after we first released our KML showing the areas covered by 3D imagery, GEB reader 'bubollofo' pointed out that there was a blurred square of imagery over Olso, … [Read more...]

Average Cloud Cover Map and Map Projections


We recently came across this article about a recently released map of average cloud cover for the last 13 years produced by NASA. The map is provided in the form of an image and a high resolution … [Read more...]

Post-earthquake Imagery of Nepal in Google Earth

Red Trees Nepal

[Update: Thank you to GEB reader AC for pointing out that the Kathmandu imagery is actually May 3rd imagery (I read the dates wrong) and does show earthquake damage.] We have been keeping an eye on … [Read more...]

Google Earth Community to the Rescue


We recently came across this interesting thread on the new Google Earth Community. Apparently a woman was driving through a park in Lithuania with her sister. They got stuck in the mud and didn't … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – April 2015

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Google has updated its monthly Imagery Updates map to show April 2015. You can view it in Google Earth using this KML file. As usual, there is no way to keep a permanent record other than a screen … [Read more...]

Surface deformation from the Nepal Quake


We recently came across this article about a map from NASA that shows the deformation caused by the recent earthquake that struck Nepal. The above map can be downloaded and viewed in Google Earth … [Read more...]

USGS Historical Topographic Maps


We have in the past looked at a lot of content provided by the USGS. The USGS is the provider of the data for the 'earthquakes layer' in Google Earth. We also looked at some of their future plans, … [Read more...]

Art from Google Earth Imagery


We have several times looked at satellite imagery that can serve as art. We have also looked at a Chrome extension called Earth View that uses satellite imagery as a background in new tabs in Google … [Read more...]