The Year 2011 in Google Earth

Google Earth had a tremendous year in 2011. Our most popular story of the year, by far, was from people searching for Osama bin Laden's compound in May. There was also quite a bit of interest in … [Read more...]

Google reorganizes the “Ocean” Layer

As Google continues to add more content to the various Layers in Google Earth, they often take time to reorganize things a little bit. This time it's the "Ocean" layer that's been somewhat shifted … [Read more...]

Tracking hurricane wind speeds in Google Earth

Back in 2006, we showed you a tool from Jeremy Cothran at the University of South Carolina that provided a ton of near real-time weather data from various sensors around the southeastern United … [Read more...]

The damage from Hurricane Irene

While Hurricane Irene didn't strike the United States with as much force as many had predicted, it was still a substantial storm that claimed 54 lives and did more than $10 billion in damage. GEB … [Read more...]

More tools to help track Hurricane Irene

A few days ago we shared some tools to help you track Hurricane Irene in Google Earth. With the storm now bearing down on the east coast of the United States, we thought we've show you a few more … [Read more...]

Hurricane Irene in Google Earth

Hurricane Irene, which has already done some serious damage to Puerto Rico, was recently captured in stunning high resolution by NASA's Terra satellite as it heads toward the east coast of the United … [Read more...]

Weather features now in Google Maps, but still better in Google Earth

Google just added some great weather features to Google Maps, which you can read about on the Google Lat Long Blog. There are some cool features in there, and I'll probably use it from time to … [Read more...]

Tracking hurricanes in Google Earth

The 2011 hurricane season is in full swing, and Google has recently added a nice set of hurricane-related data to Google Earth. Simply make sure that your "Places" layer is enabled, and you'll see … [Read more...]

3D model of Joplin tornado debris

Not long ago, we showed you some fresh imagery from Joplin, MO, after they were hit by that devastating tornado. Steve Ansari from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) recently sent us an … [Read more...]

GeoEye releases some aerial imagery from the Joplin tornado

It's been a few days since a devastating F5 tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, and we're just starting to get some aerial imagery of the area. GeoEye, by way of MJ Harden and their digital … [Read more...]