UrtheCast Releases HD Videos of Earth from Space


UrtheCast is a company that captures satellite imagery from cameras mounted on the International Space Station (ISS). We mentioned them back in March 2012 when they first announced that they would be … [Read more...]

Google Earth weather information out of date


As a number of GEB readers have noted, some of Google Earth's weather layers have not been working correctly and as of this writing the data is out of date. The 'Conditions and Forecasts' layer has … [Read more...]

Google Sun

Google Sun

Last month we had a look at the planet Mercury using Google Earth, and last year we did the same for various other planets using maps from the SETI Institute. The latter maps are sadly no longer … [Read more...]

Tahina Circumnavigates the Earth

Frank and Karen Taylor and Tahina

My name is Frank Taylor, and I am the founder and publisher of Google Earth Blog. I also recently completed an expedition to sail around the world. One of the many reasons I was immediately attracted … [Read more...]

A Google Earth tour of Scott Jurek running the Appalachian Trail

Scott Jurek tour

We have looked at Steven Ho's work a number of times before. My personal favourite was his Flying around with Blue Magpie Tea in Taiwan. Ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek is currently running the … [Read more...]

How to Resolve Google Earth Installation Issues

[Update: Also see this post for tips on how to get your icon back.] Since the latest update to the Google Earth client, we have recently had a number of people contact us saying that their Google … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – June 8th, 2015

Strange patterns

Google have updated their 'Latest Google Earth Imagery Updates' map. To view it in Google Earth use this KML file. The last time they updated this particular map was for the April 24th update. There … [Read more...]

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...]