The best of Google Earth for July, 2013

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July was a great month for Google Earth! Early in the month we showed you some great ways to track the Tour de France and to gain a better understanding of the Battle of Gettysburg on the 150th … [Read more...]

Happy 4th of July!

Today in the US it is Independence Day, often referred to as simply the 4th of July. Banks are closed, BBQs are being heated up, and fireworks will fill the sky for most of us today. Speaking of … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for June, 2013


The end of June is nearly upon us. Here are some of the highlights from the month: We took a look at Colin Hazelhurt's "Sailing Alone Around the World" set of tours, which he continues to create … [Read more...]

3000 posts later, Google Earth Blog moves to WordPress


It's been a long time coming, but Google Earth Blog has finally made the jump from Movable Type over to WordPress!  With over 3,000 posts (this one is #3005) and more than 17,000 comments, it was … [Read more...]

Historical Imagery in Google Earth 5

I get a few emails every day regarding Google Earth's "historical imagery" feature, so now seems like a good time to revisit the topic. Frank first wrote about this new feature back in early 2009 … [Read more...]

3D sounds with the Google Earth Plug-in

Paul over at PlanetInAction is at it again. The man that brought us Ships and Helicopters has a new toy for us to play with. This is more of tech demo than a game, but it's quite impressive. He's … [Read more...]

More Embedding of 3D Warehouse Model Views

Google has enabled another feature in 3D Warehouse to make it easy to share a specific 3D model. You can now embed your choice of either just an image, 3D view, or a Google Earth browser plugin view … [Read more...]

Creating Large Panoramas for Google Earth

Google has a number of recommended articles for creating KML content. They've just linked to an article by panorama specialists which provides great details on making panoramas for … [Read more...]

Administrative Note for Google Earth Blog

On late Thursday (February 26) Google Earth Blog migrated successfully to a new server. Traffic seemed to shift normally within 1 hour. However, I've had reports of people not going to the right … [Read more...]

AGU Conference Starting Today

Google has posted a reminder that the AGU (American Geophysical Union) Fall Meeting starts today in San Francisco. And in just 10 minutes from now, Google's Michael Jones is doing the Frontiers of … [Read more...]