Hong Kong protests visible in Google Earth

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We are always on the look out for recent events that make it into Google Earth imagery. With sudden events such as the Napa Valley earth quake or the Koslanda landslide we only get to see the … [Read more...]

Blurring and unblurring Street View

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Google have sophisticated software that automatically detects and blurs faces and number plates in Street View imagery in order to protect people's privacy. It is not perfect, however, and we often … [Read more...]

Santa Tracker count downs begin

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According to NORAD, the tradition of tracking Santa began as follows: The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone … [Read more...]

Problems with the new search in Google Earth

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Last week we noted that Google had changed the way search results are displayed in Google Earth (desktop version). Several GEB readers have noted, however, that there are some problems with the … [Read more...]

New Imagery – November 25th, 2014 and 3D imagery map

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As we mentioned in our month end post last week, based on reports from GEB readers, we suspected that Google had released some new imagery since the November 19th update. This has now been confirmed, … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for November 2014

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Google has continued pushing out new automatically generated 3D areas although the pace this month has been a little slower than in recent months. This month saw imagery updates on the 3rd, 8th and … [Read more...]

Improvements to search in Google Earth

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Thank you to GEB reader Paul, for alerting us to a recent change made to the way search results are displayed in Google Earth. The changes to the search are not a change in the code of the Google … [Read more...]

Timeline for the end of the Google Earth plugin in Chrome

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Last September Google announced that they would eventually drop support for NPAPI in Chrome, a key technology behind the Google Earth plugin. Then in September this year, they released a 64-bit … [Read more...]

Street View

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Street View coverage continues to expand. There haven't been any major countries added to the list recently, but within countries the coverage is continuously expanding, and in many places, being … [Read more...]

Google Earth imagery updates 2009 to date

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In the past, Google would publish a network linked KML file that showed the outlines of imagery releases, including all historical releases going back to 2009. However, early this year they … [Read more...]