Santa Tracker count downs begin

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According to NORAD, the tradition of tracking Santa began as follows: The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone … [Read more...]

New Imagery – November 25th, 2014 and 3D imagery map

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As we mentioned in our month end post last week, based on reports from GEB readers, we suspected that Google had released some new imagery since the November 19th update. This has now been confirmed, … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for November 2014

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Google has continued pushing out new automatically generated 3D areas although the pace this month has been a little slower than in recent months. This month saw imagery updates on the 3rd, 8th and … [Read more...]

Fake photo of MH17 being shot down


Back in July, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. We showed you some Digital Globe imagery of the crash site, which has since, in addition to other … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – November 8th, 2014

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Hot on the heels of the recent imagery update on November 3rd, Google's 'Latest Google Earth Imagery Updates' map now shows another update for November 8th, 2014. Thank you to GEB readers André and … [Read more...]

Misplaced satellite image in Google Earth

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We have in the past talked about how the mapping data in Google Earth is not always completely accurate as well as how Google puts a lot of effort into improving and correcting the data. In Google … [Read more...]

The Koslanda landslide in Google Earth

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We have looked at a number of landslides in the past, including the Bingham Canyon mine landslide, a landslide near Oso, Washington and a whole set of landslides in Brazil. On 29th October 2014, … [Read more...]

Saroo Brierley’s story to be made into a movie

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Back in 2012 we brought you the story of Saroo Brierley who as a child got lost on a train in India, was adopted by a Tasmanian couple and, as an adult, found his way home using Google Earth. We … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for October 2014


The biggest story of the month was the release of Google Earth for Android version 8. Find Frank's review of the changes and new features here. The most notable feature is a complete rewrite of the 3D … [Read more...]

Satellogic planning to achieve global coverage with live video and pictures


Yesterday we talked about Skybox, which is owned by Google and currently has two satellites, but is planning a constellation of 24. When we talked about their gif animations of the Burning Man … [Read more...]