Google Earth imagery updates


Google has not updated its imagery updates map since December 17th last year. It has, nevertheless been pushing out satellite imagery at a fairly rapid pace. We can only speculate as to why it is not … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe now selling 30cm imagery


In August last year DigitalGlobe launched their World View-3 satellite. A few weeks later we showed you some of the first imagery they released. Last week DigitalGlobe announced that they are now … [Read more...]

Latest from MyReadingMapped

Nicargua Grand Canal

We have looked at MyReadingMapped many times in the past. It has recently changed its url from, to A few of the recent maps to be found on the site … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for February 2015


We have spent a lot of this month exploring the features of the now free Google Earth Pro. Google has continued to add to 3D imagery, with 48 additions so far in February. Oddly though, they have … [Read more...]

Google updating 3D areas


In December last year, Google updated the 3D imagery in New York and San Francisco with newer, better quality imagery. Since then Google has updated a number of other cities. Thank you to GEB reader … [Read more...]

The Dubai 3D mapping project


We recently came across this interesting article. It appears that the Dubai Municipality plans to create a 3D map of the whole emirate. It is intended primarily for government use, but it will also be … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day in Google Earth


Tomorrow is Valentine's day. As we have done in past years, we are sharing a collection of hearts from Google Earth Hacks. You can also view them in the YouTube video … [Read more...]

Google Maps turns 10

Google Maps Earth View

Google Maps turned 10 on Sunday, February 8, 2015. For a brief history of Google Maps, see Google's Lat Long blog post, which features a nicely done graphical timeline. Its interesting that they … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for January 2015


[Update: Google have now made an official announcement that Google Earth Pro is free. ] The biggest Google Earth news this month is that Google Earth Pro is now free. Although there have not as yet … [Read more...]

The 2004 tsunami: then and now

Banda Aceh

We have in the past looked at 'before and after' pictures of devastating natural disasters such as earth quakes, tornados and tsunamis. The Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 occurred before GEB started, … [Read more...]