Getting tiled maps into Google Earth

[ Update: See this post for a KML to view to see the NOAA imagery in Google Earth. ]Yesterday we had a look at some aerial imagery of the eastern coast of the US after Hurricane Matthew. The imagery … [Read more...]

More post-Hurricane Matthews imagery

[ Update: See this post for a KML to view to see the NOAA imagery in Google Earth. ]On Monday we had a look at some imagery via Google Crisis Response of the devastation caused by Hurricane … [Read more...]

Panoramio shutdown date set

Google has been planning to shut down panoramic photo sharing site Panoramio since September 2014. The initial plan was to merge it with Google Views which was a similar product. However, due to … [Read more...]

Hurricane Matthew imagery via Google Crisis Response

Hurricane Matthew is an extra-tropical cyclone that impacted Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic and The Bahamas and as of this writing is moving along the coast of the southeastern United States … [Read more...]

Floods around the world as seen in Google Earth

Flooding is a remarkably common phenomenon around the globe. Satellite imaging companies often try to capture imagery of the floods as such imagery is useful for governments and emergency services. … [Read more...]

Wikipedia data for US Tornadoes in Google Earth

Wikipedia has lists of notable tornadoes and tornado outbreaks worldwide for each year. For example, here is the list for 2016. There are also more detailed lists, such as this one for US Tornadoes … [Read more...]

Landsat and Sentinel-2 data now on Google Cloud

Google has just announced the release of Landsat and Sentinel-2 data on the Google Cloud. Landsat and Sentinel-2 data are public datasets of satellite imagery from earth observation satellites. The … [Read more...]

Antipode Earth – turning Google Earth inside out

We were recently thinking about antipodes (pairs of points on opposite sides of the earth). We have previously seen side by side maps that sync so that you can find what is on the other side of any … [Read more...]

Google Earth weather layers being dropped

The Google Earth weather layers "Conditions and Forecast" and "Ocean Observations" have been broken for some time. We did a post on it in July this year, but at that time it had already been broken … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for September 2016

Although Google has been adding new imagery to Google Earth, they have not been updating historical imagery since June, so we cannot make a map of the latest imagery. We did, however, look at a few … [Read more...]