An alien on the Moon?

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We have told you in the past about various news stories reporting apparent alien activity in Google Earth imagery. For example, this story, where sonar tracks from ships were mistaken for an … [Read more...]

Welcome a New Writer to Google Earth Blog

Mickey Mellen

The Google Earth Blog was started in 2005, by Frank Taylor (that's me), shortly after Google first released Google Earth. I wrote hundreds of blog posts during the next 4.5 years until my wife and I … [Read more...]

Planning your cruise with Google Earth

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Google Earth can be great for planning trips of any kind, including those by boat. More than seven years ago Frank was showing us 3D cruise ship tracking, and there have been other great cruising … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth imagery in real estate guides

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Since the early days of Google Earth, people have looked for ways to use it to enhance real estate searches and information. You can go all the way back to 2005 to see an example that Frank posted, … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe launching their WorldView-3 satellite today

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DigitalGlobe, one of the leading providers of imagery for Google Earth, is launching their new WorldView-3 satellite in a few hours. It is scheduled to launch at 11:29am PDT today from Vandenberg Air … [Read more...]

Geology in Google Earth

Sim Corner Esker in Google Earth

We've shown you a lot from George at MyReadingMapped over the years, and he's back with another one. This project is called the "Google Map of Geology", and George describes it as follows: My … [Read more...]

The Forts of Liege in World War I

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With the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I occurring a few weeks ago, I expect we'll see various recreations of events from the war in Google Earth as those individual 100 year … [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...]

The tallest statues in the world

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Ian Brown at Google Sightseeing recently posted a great blog entry that took a look at the ten tallest statues in the world. Most of the statues are of Buddha or Guanyin, many located in … [Read more...]