Monitoring oil reserves with satellite imagery

When we were having a look around Rio de Janeiro for yesterday's post we noticed a large oil refinery (Refinaria de Duque de Caxias) with many oil tanks, and it reminded us that monitoring oil … [Read more...]

Rio de Janeiro with Google Earth

With the opening of the Olympics just two months away (August 5th), it is a good time to have a look at the host city, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Google has kicked off the sight-seeing by updating and … [Read more...]

Realistic Landings with Google Earth Flight Simulator

Thank you to GEB reader Ralf Vandebergh for letting us know about a website he has created demonstrating the realism of the Google Earth flight simulator. He first explains a bit about how an aircraft … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for May 2016

There were several imagery updates in May and we kicked off the month by showing an animation of all the imagery in Google Earth from the past year. The animation helped to show the seasonality of … [Read more...]

Google Earth Imagery Update: LaPlace tornado

Google has recently pushed out another imagery update. We have mapped out the approximate locations of imagery for March, April and May, 2016. The last update we did maps for was this one. There was a … [Read more...]

Terrapattern, the search engine for imagery

Terrapattern is a very interesting new online search engine for aerial and satellite imagery. It is still an alpha version and only covers a few cities in the US, but the potential is very … [Read more...]

Take LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner anywhere

Last week we talked about how American actor Shia LaBeouf had been tweeting a cryptic message using geographic coordinates that we expected would spell out "Take me anywhere". It turns out that that … [Read more...]

Animating Lusaka, Zambia

We were recently having a look at the historical imagery of Lusaka, Zambia, and we noticed that there is a lot of historical imagery for the last two years. There is an image nearly every week. Lots … [Read more...]

3D imagery slow down?

As our regular readers know we maintain a map of areas that have Google's 3D imagery. We not only track current coverage but also have a timeline. Google has been adding to the area covered with 3D at … [Read more...]

The Lost Mayan City that probably wasn’t

A couple of weeks ago there was this story about a fifteen year old Canadian boy who might have found a lost Mayan city. It all started as a school science project. Apparently he believed the Mayans … [Read more...]