Exploring Ocean Tectonics from Space


Google Earth's 3D view of the Ocean floor was first introduced in version 5. It has been improved a number of times since then. Panaromio photos in the oceans were added in 2010 and underwater Street … [Read more...]

Google My Maps vs Google Maps


As mentioned in this recent post, users that have custom maps are being migrated from the Classic My Maps to Google's new version of My Maps which was formerly Google Maps Engine Lite. This … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for September 2014


Early this month we released a KML demarcating the areas covered with the new 3D mesh that Google has been rolling out in Google Earth. It has proved quite popular, with readers regularly letting us … [Read more...]

Mapping with Google Map Maker


In last week's post about the Ground Truth Project we told you how Google Map Maker is a key component of Google's strategy to achieve more accurate maps - and keep them accurate. When Google … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for August, 2014


August saw a number of data updates from Google including new Street View imagery in Indonesia and Cambodia, and satellite imagery from around the globe. The launch by DigitalGlobe of their … [Read more...]

Welcome a New Writer to Google Earth Blog

Mickey Mellen

The Google Earth Blog was started in 2005, by Frank Taylor (that's me), shortly after Google first released Google Earth. I wrote hundreds of blog posts during the next 4.5 years until my wife and I … [Read more...]

Google Earth Blog Writer Needed

Frank Taylor here, still the publisher for Google Earth Blog.¬†Five years ago I was deep in preparation for a 5+ year sailing expedition around the world, documenting the trip using Google Earth and … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for May, 2014


We saw some amazing new Google Earth-related stories in May, and here are some of my favorites. We took a look at some of the tornado damage in Mayflower, Arkansas. We showed you some ways to use … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for October, 2013


October was another great month for Google Earth. ¬†Here are a few of my favorite stories from the last 30 days: The month began with 3DConnexion releasing their excellent "SpaceMouse" controller, a … [Read more...]

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...]