Mapping with Google Map Maker

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In last week's post about the Ground Truth Project we told you how Google Map Maker is a key component of Google's strategy to achieve more accurate maps - and keep them accurate. When Google … [Read more...]

Flying around with Blue Magpie Tea in Taiwan

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Over the years we've seen some great files come from Steven Ho, such as his panorama from the top of Mount Everest, his tribute to Steve Jobs and his Trip View Bowl visualization. He's back with … [Read more...]

SketchUp 3D Warehouse URL issues

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Back in 2012 Google sold SketchUp, the excellent 3D modeling tool that was used to make most of the older 3D models found in Google Earth. In October 2013, Google stopped importing models from the … [Read more...]

Aerial imagery from drones

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Back in 2007 we took a look at the concept of capturing aerial imagery from drones. Since then a lot of progress has been made in drone and camera technology. Now it is no longer the technology that … [Read more...]

The Ground Truth project

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We told you earlier in the week how the Google Maps data is not always 100% accurate. Google does, however, put in an extraordinary amount effort into making it the best it can be. Google originally … [Read more...]

Remembering 9/11 with Google Earth

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We have talked about the anniversary of 9/11 a number of times in the past, including 2006, 2010, 2011 (a three part series 1 2 3), 2012 and 2013. We also followed the progress of the new World Trade … [Read more...]

Google Earth in Google Earth

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We have in the past looked at artwork in Google Earth, such as the worlds largest finger print and face art or sculptures in the Sahara by D.A.ST. Arteam. Some artists have even created roof top … [Read more...]

Fun with KML areas

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Last week we released a KML showing the cities covered by the new type of 3D that Google has been producing. We thought it would be interesting to see how much area has been covered. Tokyo, Japan, … [Read more...]

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...]

Destiny – Google Street View in a game world

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With our recent story on the possible demise of the Google Earth plugin - at least in the Chrome browser - it begs the question, what is currently possible with the Google Maps API? Paul van Dinther … [Read more...]