Google updating 3D areas


In December last year, Google updated the 3D imagery in New York and San Francisco with newer, better quality imagery. Since then Google has updated a number of other cities. Thank you to GEB reader … [Read more...]

The Dubai 3D mapping project


We recently came across this interesting article. It appears that the Dubai Municipality plans to create a 3D map of the whole emirate. It is intended primarily for government use, but it will also be … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day in Google Earth


Tomorrow is Valentine's day. As we have done in past years, we are sharing a collection of hearts from Google Earth Hacks. You can also view them in the YouTube video … [Read more...]

Google Maps turns 10

Google Maps Earth View

Google Maps turned 10 on Sunday, February 8, 2015. For a brief history of Google Maps, see Google's Lat Long blog post, which features a nicely done graphical timeline. Its interesting that they … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for January 2015


[Update: Google have now made an official announcement that Google Earth Pro is free. ] The biggest Google Earth news this month is that Google Earth Pro is now free. Although there have not as yet … [Read more...]

The 2004 tsunami: then and now

Banda Aceh

We have in the past looked at 'before and after' pictures of devastating natural disasters such as earth quakes, tornados and tsunamis. The Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 occurred before GEB started, … [Read more...]

Google Maps Engine deprecated


Last week Google sent an email to users of Google Maps Engine notifying them that support for the Google Maps Engine product will end on January 29th, 2016 at which point the product will be … [Read more...]

3D Imagery timeline


Earlier this week we had a look at how long it takes Google to process and release 3D imagery. For a few locations, we looked at the dates the imagery was captured as well as the dates that it was … [Read more...]

Processing 3D imagery

Westminster Abbey

Since September last year we have been keeping track of 3D imagery released by Google, with the help of our readers who spot the imagery and then let us know in the comments of this post. A big thank … [Read more...]

Skybox captures Tower of London poppies from space

Tower of London

In June last year Google acquired Skybox Imaging. So far they have launched two imaging satellites, but plan to launch many more. We have had a look at some of their early images, such as the … [Read more...]