Could a conman get false information into Google Maps or Google Earth?

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We recently got a query by a reader asking whether or not it is possible for a conman to put a fake address into Google Earth. The short answer is yes. Google gets its information from a large number … [Read more...]

The Spirit of St. Louis in Google Earth

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Colin Hazlehurst has contributed some excellent tours to Google Earth over the years.  His most impressive is likely the recreation of Captain James Cook's circumnavigation of New Zealand, but he's … [Read more...]

Making high-quality movies with Google Earth

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We've mentioned Planet In Action's Paul van Dinther on GEB quite a few times in the past.  From his games like "Ships" and "Drive the A-Team Van" to his amazing projects like the A-tour, he always has … [Read more...]

Mapping the Trayvon Martin murder case

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The Trayvon Martin murder case was decided a few days ago, with the jury finding George Zimmerman "not guilty" of second-degree murder or manslaughter.  However, it remains a very hot topic as people … [Read more...]

The latest updates from Meograph

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Our favorite "four-dimensional storytelling" site Meograph just posted a few great new updates: Social photos: Import Facebook, Instagram, Flickr images (and do web image search) right within … [Read more...]

“Sailing Alone Around the World” in Google Earth

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Colin Hazelhurst, who has built impressive tours such as Captain James Cook's exploration of Australia, is back with an amazing collection of tours that show the voyage of Captain Joshua Slocum in his … [Read more...]

Meograph adds search features

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We've been fans of Meograph since we first showed them you nearly a year ago.  In that time they've made a wealth of improvements, and the latest update is another great feature -- … [Read more...]

Tracking the International Tour de Taiwan Ultra Marathon in Google Earth

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A few days ago the 2013 Taiwan Ultra Marathon kicked off, a 14 day race that covers an astonishing 1100km. The runners are all carrying a Leadtek GPS device, and the organizers have put together this … [Read more...]

Detailed simulation of the interception of Flight 221

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Over the years, we've seen Google Earth used to simulate a number of aircraft scenarios. While Google Maps is adequate for many simulations, the 3D nature of Google Earth makes it ideal for air … [Read more...]

Animating GPS tracks in Google Earth

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When Google Earth version 4 was released back in 2006, it added a great feature that allowed KML files to have time-based data. This allows you to animate GPS content as Frank wrote about soon … [Read more...]