Multi-coloured snow

Last week Google gave the Google Earth global mosaic a makeover. When we were having a look at some of the minor issues with the new mosaic we noted some odd patterns in Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana. … [Read more...]

Why “Google Jupiter” would have to be different

The big astronomy news this week is the arrival of NASA's Juno probe at Jupiter-orbit after a five year flight. Of course, for us Google Earth fans, the first question is 'we have Google Earth, Google … [Read more...]

Making use of the Google Earth API

Although the Google Earth API was officially deprecated back in December 2014, Google chose not to shut it down on schedule in December 2015 and have instead kept it running. Although you should not … [Read more...]

Animating the Aral Sea

Earlier this week Google released an update to the global mosaic that Google Earth shows when zoomed out. In our post where we were having a deeper look at the mosaic, we mentioned that it would be … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for June 2016

The biggest news this month is that Google Earth got a makeover, with Google updating the global mosaic shown when zoomed out. Overall, we like it a lot, but nothing is perfect, so we had a look at … [Read more...]

The Google Earth new global mosaic: a deeper look

Google recently refreshed Google Earth's global mosaic with newer, sharper imagery. So far, we like it very much and think it is definitely an improvement. However, we will have a look around and see … [Read more...]

Historical imagery and Ukraine

As we have mentioned in the past Google Earth does not have any imagery of Ukraine since June 2015, which puts it on the list of censored countries that includes Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. However, … [Read more...]

Bomb damage from the war in Yemen

There is an ongoing war in Yemen that started early last year. We have in the past had a look at the bomb damage at Sana’a airport in May 2015, and had another look in January this year. Today we are … [Read more...]

What does it take to process 3D imagery?

Google has recently been pushing out 3D imagery of various Brazilian cities in preparation for the Olympics. The interesting part, however, is that the imagery isn't new. The imagery of Rio de … [Read more...]

The rock near Deception Island that looks like a Kraken

A story about a Kraken (a legendary sea monster) being spotted in Google Earth imagery recently went viral. It turns out, however, that it is actually just a rock. The rock in question is named Sail … [Read more...]