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...]

The best of Google Earth for December 2014

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December saw imagery updates on December 9th and December 17th, and we are told by GEB reader 'MapMaker' that there have been some updates since then. One of our biggest stories of December was the … [Read more...]

Google Earth wish list for 2015

3D imagery map

Here is our wish list for Google Earth this year: An update to the desktop version of Google Earth. We haven't seen an update to Google Earth for more than a year. There are a number of well known … [Read more...]

Google Earth 3D imagery progress

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Yesterday we looked at Google's progress in imagery updates. Today we will look at the progress Google has been making in rolling out 3D areas in Google Earth. Back in September we worked out the area … [Read more...]

Santa Trackers now live

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On December 3rd we told you about the two Santa trackers that are available this year, and pointed out that there was a 3 hour difference between the two count downs. NORAD's count down expired first, … [Read more...]

Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia

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Researchers from across Australia have joined together to develop detailed digital maps of the country’s soil and landscape attributes. They have put the data online and made it available for free. … [Read more...]

Santa Tracker count downs begin

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According to NORAD, the tradition of tracking Santa began as follows: The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone … [Read more...]

New Imagery – November 25th, 2014 and 3D imagery map

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As we mentioned in our month end post last week, based on reports from GEB readers, we suspected that Google had released some new imagery since the November 19th update. This has now been confirmed, … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for November 2014

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Google has continued pushing out new automatically generated 3D areas although the pace this month has been a little slower than in recent months. This month saw imagery updates on the 3rd, 8th and … [Read more...]

Fake photo of MH17 being shot down

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Back in July, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. We showed you some Digital Globe imagery of the crash site, which has since, in addition to other … [Read more...]