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...]

Using Google Earth to track environmental impact

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We have discussed the amazing work that Google Earth Outreach does quite a few times on here, and they continue to assist with amazing projects around the world. They recently released a video that … [Read more...]

Exploring the possibilities of a new dam using Google Earth

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In British Columbia there is a proposal to build a new dam at "Site C" to help generate affordable clean energy to the region. It sounds like a wonderful idea, but with any project of this size there … [Read more...]

Google I/O begins today

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Google I/O, the company's annual conference, begins today in San Francisco. There's no word if we'll see anything for Google Earth unveiled, but Google Maps will certainly have a solid presence. … [Read more...]

The new Google Maps is going live for all

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Last May, Google unveiled a new version of Google Maps with many new features, including native support for Google Earth. The new version of Google Maps has been an optional upgrade for users, but … [Read more...]

Google’s new “Project Tango”

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Google has just unveiled a new initiative known as "Project Tango" that has the potential to reshape many areas of our lives. This new combination of hardware and software could be of huge benefit to … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to predict light conditions

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Google Earth can be a great tool to help plan outdoor photography sessions, but Ben Wilmore takes it a step further and uses some of the tools in Google earth to plan outdoor photography based on the … [Read more...]

More ways to teach math with Google Earth

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Last year we showed you a great article from Katrina Schwartz about how you can use Google Earth to teach math.  A recent article on Techno-Rebel posted a similar idea, but from a slightly different … [Read more...]

Animating a model aircraft along a spline curve

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Around a year ago Paul van Dinther shared a cubic spline curve that identified a path through the Grand Canyon. Colin Hazlehurst (who has created items such as Captain James Cook's exploration of … [Read more...]

How to use the new Google Earth Tour Builder

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Rich Treves at Google Earth Design has provided some great resources over the years such as an animated flood map of London and a variety of Google Earth-based resources for teachers. He recently … [Read more...]