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...]

DigitalGlobe helping to track forest fires

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DigitalGlobe is one of the leading providers of satellite imagery for Google Earth, and now they're teaming up with the World Resources Institute to track fires across southeast Asia via their new … [Read more...]

Hurricane season is upon us

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Hurricane season is here, and Google has recently put out a helpful blog posts with tips for staying safe. Specifically, they suggest three things: Make sure your phone will receive Public Alerts … [Read more...]

Tracking the weather with Google Earth

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With severe storms again rolling across the central US, I thought it'd be a good time to revisit the ways that Google Earth can help you track the weather. Google Earth has a variety of built-in … [Read more...]

Everything about the El Nino Zone in Google Earth

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We've all heard about El Nino over the years and how it can affect weather patterns, but it can be a bit tricky to understand the relationship between all of the elements involved in it. According to … [Read more...]

The tornado damage in Mayflower, Arkansas

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The NASA Earth Observatory site brings us amazing images from time to time (such as some of these), and they're back with some fresh imagery from the tornadoes that have ripped across the central … [Read more...]

Viewing the polar vortex in Google Earth

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For those of you shivering in the United States, you may have read that a "polar vortex" is to blame for the shockingly low temperatures. ¬†For a new look at that phenomenon, the folks at NOAA have … [Read more...]

The Google Earth Climate Change, Pollution and Privacy Viewer

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Google Earth is an amazing tool for studying and sharing information about our planet's climate. ¬†Frank first shared a climate-related story back in 2006 (UNEP's New Environment Layer in Google Earth) … [Read more...]

Tracking Tropical Storm Karen with Google Earth

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While Tropical Storm Karen is continuing to weaken as it approaches land, it is never wise to ignore a storm of this size if you're in the path. If you'd like to keep an eye on Karen using Google … [Read more...]

Google publishes Crisis Response map for Boulder, Colorado

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Similar to maps that Google has released in the past for places like Alberta and Moore, they've just published a Crisis Response map to assist with the flooding in Boulder, Colorado. You can view … [Read more...]