PEACE on Earth message using GPS

Back in 2010 Japanese GPS artist Yassan (also known as Yasushi Takahashi) wrote the world's largest marriage proposal by travelling around Japan while recording his GPS track. He holds the Guinness … [Read more...]

Google Earth Blog Santa Tracker

We have produced two versions of our Santa Tracker. Santa is expected to take off on December 24th at 10am UTC. If you are not sure what time that is in your time zone you can use Google's count down … [Read more...]

Altitudes and polygons in Google Earth

When creating the Santa Tracker we made use of some code we had previously written for creating arcs in Google Earth. As we noted in that post, however, the arcs use relative altitudes, but for … [Read more...]

Introducing the Google Earth Blog Santa Tracker

[ Update: find the Google Earth Blog Santa Traker here  ] This year, partly as a goodbye to the Google Earth API, which is expected to be shut down some time early next year we have decided to … [Read more...]

Star Wars in Google Earth

With the latest Star Wars movie arriving in cinemas this Friday it is a good time to look at filming locations for the previous Star Wars films. First, here is a nice site describing most of the … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Flight Simulator Tips and Video 2015

Did you know Google Earth has a free built in flight simulator and you can fly all over the world? It has been there since 2007, and in the meantime computers have gotten way faster and the data has … [Read more...]

Google Maps in Google Earth

Following on from our post on Google Earth's internal browser we are exploring what can be done within placemarks in Google Earth. A very underutilized feature of network links is the ability to send … [Read more...]

Find imagery by date with the Google Earth API

We were recently considering looking for imagery in Google Earth that shows Christmas trees or other Christmas related display. In order to do this we need to find imagery captured on, or around, … [Read more...]

First satellite imagery of flooding in southern India

South eastern India has recently experienced major flooding. The floods have been caused by a combination of unusually high rainfall and a number of human factors, including unplanned urban … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays with Toys in Google Earth

Back in 2006 Frank wrote a post about a couple of Google Earth animations of toys being built in Google Earth. If you haven't seen them before, try them out now: A toy aeroplane built from “Lego™” … [Read more...]