Lunar Eclipse on 4th April


Tomorrow, 4th April 2015, sees the shortest total lunar eclipse of the century, being total for only 4 minutes and 43 seconds. It is the third in a tetrad of eclipses. You can learn more about the … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for March 2015


Google continued to roll out 3D imagery this month with around 68 new or expanded areas found in March including the addition of a new country, Croatia. We had a closer look at the Niagara Falls … [Read more...]

The Blue Marble

Blue Marble January 2004

On Friday we looked at a view of the earth at night created by NASA. Today we are looking at another map created by NASA called Blue Marble. We have looked at NASA's Blue Marble images a number of … [Read more...]

Landsat data now on Amazon Web Services


The Landsat program is a joint initiative between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA. For a more in-depth look at the Landsat program and its history see this pdf. The Landsat program has four … [Read more...]

Theatre map of Great Britain

Theatre map of Great Britain

We recently came across an excellent map of the theatres of Great Britain posted on Google Groups. The creator Sue Bunch has put a lot of work into it, with most Placemarks including a photo of the … [Read more...]

Cyclone Pam and DigitalGlobe FirstLook coverage


This last weekend Tropical Cyclone Pam struck the Islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific causing widespread devastation. We were asked by a GEB reader whether the satellite imaging companies would … [Read more...]

Planet Labs


Last year we had a look at Satellogic, a satellite imaging company that is planning to launch hundreds of imaging satellites. However, they are still in the very early stages of development and have … [Read more...]

California fault lines and earthquake probabilities


We have in the past looked at the some of the California fault lines where earth quakes are likely to occur. A recent story in the news is that a recent report by the Working Group on California … [Read more...]

View distance of 3D in Google Earth


When you place a 3D model in Google Google Earth you can use KML to decide how close the viewer has to be in order for it to be visible. For technical details on how this works and how to implement it … [Read more...]

More fun with KML areas

Santos Brazil

Last year, soon after we created our map of 3D areas, we had fun using the KML to show you the areas covered by country and US state. Now that we have released a timeline version of our KML file it is … [Read more...]