Saab and DigitalGlobe working on 3D globe

Vricon New York

Saab and DigitalGlobe have announced a new joint venture called Vricon. It will be a Google Earth like product featuring 3D models similar to the 3D mesh that Google is rolling out. The key difference … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – May 2015

Imagery Updates May 2015_small

Google has updated its 'Monthly Google Earth Imagery Updates' map to show the May 2015 updates. As always, this does not necessarily mean that the imagery in question was captured in May. For more on … [Read more...]

Low resolution images over the ocean

low resolution ocean imagery

On April 18th, 2015 a boat carrying as many as 950 people capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. See the full story here. Soon after the disaster, DigitalGlobe captured satellite imagery of the location. … [Read more...]

Google Maps Gallery drops Google Maps Engine


Released in February 2014 the Google Maps Gallery is a good way to find interesting maps that are based on Google's mapping products. The Gallery used to include maps from several Google products, … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for May 2015

Grounding Gratitude

We spent quite a lot of May looking at interesting satellite imagery, most of which was added to Google Earth in either April or May. We looked at imagery in Nepal captured after the April 25th … [Read more...]

New Version of Google Earth


[Update 2: It appears that this release is necessary for viewing Google Maps Gallery maps including public maps that do not normally require a sign in. However, public Google Maps Engine maps such as … [Read more...]

New Nepal Imagery following May 12th Aftershock


Last week we talked about the new imagery in Google Earth following the April 25th Nepal earthquake. On May 12th Nepal experienced a major aftershock consisting of a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. Just … [Read more...]

The Oslo Blur


In September last year, soon after we first released our KML showing the areas covered by 3D imagery, GEB reader 'bubollofo' pointed out that there was a blurred square of imagery over Olso, … [Read more...]

Average Cloud Cover Map and Map Projections


We recently came across this article about a recently released map of average cloud cover for the last 13 years produced by NASA. The map is provided in the form of an image and a high resolution … [Read more...]

Post-earthquake Imagery of Nepal in Google Earth

Red Trees Nepal

[Update: Thank you to GEB reader AC for pointing out that the Kathmandu imagery is actually May 3rd imagery (I read the dates wrong) and does show earthquake damage.] We have been keeping an eye on … [Read more...]