Tesla powers an island

Tesla has recently agreed to merge with Solar City. To help publicise the merger, Solar City recently published this YouTube Video about a solar installation using Tesla's 'power pack' batteries that … [Read more...]

Creating Thanksgiving cards with Google Earth

Happy Thanksgiving!Today we are having a look at how to make your very own Thanksgiving card in Google Earth. This is based on a card Frank created back in 2006 and the instructions come from last … [Read more...]

The story of Saroo Brierley now featured in Google Earth

Google has just updated the 'Voyager' layer to Edition 3. As soon as you open Google Earth on your desktop you will see a window featuring the story of Saroo Brierly. We have featured Saroo's story a … [Read more...]

3D Buildings in Flight Simulator in Google Earth Pro

Thank you to GEB reader Paul Moskowitz for bringing to our attention the fact that opening the flight simulator in Google Earth Pro automatically turns off the 3D buildings layer. The reason for this … [Read more...]

The Kaikoura Earthquake Landslides

On November 14, 2016, the South Island of New Zealand experienced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake named the Kaikoura Earthquake after the town of Kaikoura near the quake's epicentre. The affected region is … [Read more...]

A Google Earth Photo tool

GEB reader Michael Lee is sharing a free tool he created for importing geotagged photos into Google Earth. It is only available for Windows. It comes in two versions, a standalone version and one with … [Read more...]

Google Releases Google Earth VR for HTC Vive

Google has released a free new version of Google Earth on a totally different computing platform: Virtual Reality (VR). Google imaginatively calls it Google Earth VR. Specifically, for now, this … [Read more...]

The Dolores, Uruguay Tornado

We have often looked at tornado tracks for the US and we recently looked at one in China but this is the first time we have come across one in South America.According to Wikipedia it was an F3 rated … [Read more...]

Lightning strikes map in Google Earth

We recently came across this article which talks about a study that uses lightning monitoring to better predict the weather. The study used data from the University of Washington based World Wide … [Read more...]

Various new sights in Google Earth imagery

Today we are having a look at various sights that can be seen in recent additions to Google Earth's imagery.Puma Energy plant explosion On August 18th, 2016 there was an explosion at the Puma Energy … [Read more...]