The story of Saroo Brierley now featured in Google Earth

Google has just updated the 'Voyager' layer to Edition 3. As soon as you open Google Earth on your desktop you will see a window featuring the story of Saroo Brierly. We have featured Saroo's story a … [Read more...]

The Kaikoura Earthquake Landslides

On November 14, 2016, the South Island of New Zealand experienced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake named the Kaikoura Earthquake after the town of Kaikoura near the quake's epicentre. The affected region is … [Read more...]

A Google Earth Photo tool

GEB reader Michael Lee is sharing a free tool he created for importing geotagged photos into Google Earth. It is only available for Windows. It comes in two versions, a standalone version and one with … [Read more...]

Google Releases Google Earth VR for HTC Vive

Google has released a free new version of Google Earth on a totally different computing platform: Virtual Reality (VR). Google imaginatively calls it Google Earth VR. Specifically, for now, this … [Read more...]

The Dolores, Uruguay Tornado

We have often looked at tornado tracks for the US and we recently looked at one in China but this is the first time we have come across one in South America.According to Wikipedia it was an F3 rated … [Read more...]

Lightning strikes map in Google Earth

We recently came across this article which talks about a study that uses lightning monitoring to better predict the weather. The study used data from the University of Washington based World Wide … [Read more...]

Various new sights in Google Earth imagery

Today we are having a look at various sights that can be seen in recent additions to Google Earth's imagery.Puma Energy plant explosion On August 18th, 2016 there was an explosion at the Puma Energy … [Read more...]

Street View comes to Albania and Montenegro

Thank you to GEB reader Adino for letting us know that Albania and Montenegro have recently received Street View.Street View changes between October 3rd, 2016 and November 11th, 2016. Red: new … [Read more...]

Google Map Maker merging with Google Maps

Google has just announced that Google Map Maker is being retired or, to put it another way, merged into Google Maps. Google Maps has slowly been gaining features that allow users giving feedback to … [Read more...]

Animating in Google Earth – Part 3: the time toolbar

This is the third post in our series on animating in Google EarthToday we are looking at how the Google Earth time toolbar works.The Google Earth time toolbar is used in three different instances … [Read more...]