The best of Google Earth for September 2015

As far as we are aware there have been no imagery updates in September. The most recent imagery currently available in historical imagery is dated 18th August. We have been waiting for coverage of … [Read more...]

Google Maps API Maximum Zoom – Part 2: Overview

Yesterday we showed you a map of the maximum available zoom level found in Google Maps. If you don't already have it, download this KML file to view it in Google Earth. Today we are looking at … [Read more...]

Google Maps API Maximum Zoom – Part 1: Data collection

Ever since we did the posts on historical imagery density we have been looking for a way to map parts of the earth that do not yet have historical imagery. Sadly, the Google Earth plugin does not … [Read more...]

Surface deformation after Chile earthquake

On September 16th, 2015 a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck just off the coast of Chile. It was more energetic than the Nepal Earthquake earlier this year, but resulted in far less casualties because … [Read more...]

Tracking wild fires in Google Earth

It is fire season in the western states of the US and one recent fire in California has been named the fourth most destructive in California's history. US president Obama has declared it a major … [Read more...]

‘Supermoon’ Lunar Eclipse on September 27

This Sunday, September 27th, 2015 there will be a total eclipse of the Moon known as a 'Supermoon' Lunar Eclipse. We have looked at both solar and lunar eclipses many times in the past. One of the … [Read more...]

New South Wales Globe

We have introduced you to NSW Globe in the past, but it is well worth a revisit. New South Wales is an Australian state. Its local government has made available, via a Google Earth KML file found on … [Read more...]

Moldova stands out in Google Earth

As we have discussed before, Google Earth shows different imagery at different zoom levels. When in the default view, the global image used is created from Landsat imagery. The landsat imagery, … [Read more...]

Street View comes to the Philippines

Only a day after Google added Street View to some Kenyan parks they have also added Street View for the Philippines. Read more about it on Google's Lat Long blog. As can be seen below, there have … [Read more...]

Street View in Kenyan parks

Google has released Street View for Samburu National Reserve and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya. Read more about it on Google's Lat Long Blog. Be sure to watch the YouTube video as it shows the … [Read more...]