Moldova Landsat imagery restored

In September we noted that Moldova had some unusual imagery provided by Cnes/SPOT Image when viewed from high altitudes. GEB reader S.H. let us know in the comments that the imagery was introduced on … [Read more...]

Some sights we missed

On Monday we had a look at recent imagery in Google Earth. We used the Google Earth plugin to find new imagery. However, either our algorithm is not perfect, or Google has added some more imagery … [Read more...]

Different coordinate systems in Google Earth

A GEB reader recently asked us how to use UTM coordinates in Google Earth and we thought it might be a good idea to explore it a bit. If you go to Tools->Options->3D View and look in the 'Show … [Read more...]

The ‘Clouds’ layer in Google Earth

A GEB reader recently remarked that the Google Earth Clouds layer (a sub layer of the Weather layer) appears to have fewer clouds than it should when compared to the 'Radar' layer that often shows … [Read more...]

Recent imagery updates review

Google has added quite a lot of imagery to Google Earth recently, especially in Australia and East Asia. We have been using the Google Earth plugin to find new imagery. However, we have been having … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for October 2015

The biggest news for October was the release of Edition 2 of the Voyager layers. This included the introduction of a new layer called 'Animal View' and updates to the other layers. We colour coded the … [Read more...]

Halloween with Google Earth

With Halloween this Saturday it is a good time to dress up Google Earth with the pumpkin image overlay that Frank created back in 2006. Download the KML file here, which also includes enhancements we … [Read more...]

More about the Voyager layers

A couple of weeks ago Google updated the Voyager layers in Google Earth. We have already had a look at the new 'Animal View' sub layer and the updated 'Satellite imagery updates' layer. The 'Earth … [Read more...]

Drawing arcs with JavaScript

A couple of weeks ago Google updated the Voyager layer, adding a new sub-layer called 'Animal View'. The layer includes some nice arcs between placemarks. However, there is no automatic way to create … [Read more...]

Seeing imperfect orthorectifcation in Google Earth imagery

Yesterday we talked about orthorectification and how it is imperfect, especially when using an inaccurate terrain model. We thought we would have a look at the effect using historical imagery. We used … [Read more...]