California fault lines and earthquake probabilities


We have in the past looked at the some of the California fault lines where earth quakes are likely to occur. A recent story in the news is that a recent report by the Working Group on California … [Read more...]

View distance of 3D in Google Earth


When you place a 3D model in Google Google Earth you can use KML to decide how close the viewer has to be in order for it to be visible. For technical details on how this works and how to implement it … [Read more...]

More fun with KML areas

Santos Brazil

Last year, soon after we created our map of 3D areas, we had fun using the KML to show you the areas covered by country and US state. Now that we have released a timeline version of our KML file it is … [Read more...]

Google Earth imagery updates


Google has not updated its imagery updates map since December 17th last year. It has, nevertheless been pushing out satellite imagery at a fairly rapid pace. We can only speculate as to why it is not … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe now selling 30cm imagery


In August last year DigitalGlobe launched their World View-3 satellite. A few weeks later we showed you some of the first imagery they released. Last week DigitalGlobe announced that they are now … [Read more...]

Latest from MyReadingMapped

Nicargua Grand Canal

We have looked at MyReadingMapped many times in the past. It has recently changed its url from, to A few of the recent maps to be found on the site … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for February 2015


We have spent a lot of this month exploring the features of the now free Google Earth Pro. Google has continued to add to 3D imagery, with 48 additions so far in February. Oddly though, they have … [Read more...]

Google updating 3D areas


In December last year, Google updated the 3D imagery in New York and San Francisco with newer, better quality imagery. Since then Google has updated a number of other cities. Thank you to GEB reader … [Read more...]

The Dubai 3D mapping project


We recently came across this interesting article. It appears that the Dubai Municipality plans to create a 3D map of the whole emirate. It is intended primarily for government use, but it will also be … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day in Google Earth


Tomorrow is Valentine's day. As we have done in past years, we are sharing a collection of hearts from Google Earth Hacks. You can also view them in the YouTube video … [Read more...]