Misplaced satellite image in Google Earth

Misplaced Image

We have in the past talked about how the mapping data in Google Earth is not always completely accurate as well as how Google puts a lot of effort into improving and correcting the data. In Google … [Read more...]

The Koslanda landslide in Google Earth

Koslanda Landslide

We have looked at a number of landslides in the past, including the Bingham Canyon mine landslide, a landslide near Oso, Washington and a whole set of landslides in Brazil. On 29th October 2014, … [Read more...]

25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall

Berlin Wall Street View

This Sunday, the 9th of November 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Four years ago we covered the 21st anniversary, and in 2011 we covered the 50th anniversary of the … [Read more...]

Saroo Brierley’s story to be made into a movie

A Long Way Home

Back in 2012 we brought you the story of Saroo Brierley who as a child got lost on a train in India, was adopted by a Tasmanian couple and, as an adult, found his way home using Google Earth. We … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – November 3rd, 2014

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In our month end post we mentioned that GEB reader ‘munden’ had found updated imagery. Thanks also to GEB readers 'Mapmaker', Frank, Georg, and Sladys for letting us know about additional areas in the … [Read more...]

Earth View – Google Chrome extension

EarthView

Satellite imagery can be beautiful, and as a result, a number of people have used satellite imagery as art. For example, in 2010 we showed you the USGS “Earth as Art” collection, and earlier this year … [Read more...]

Satellite font created from buildings

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In the past people have found faces hidden in satellite imagery, and the German design studio Onformative even went so far as to write a program to scan the whole globe using face recognition … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for October 2014

BerlinAndMadrid

The biggest story of the month was the release of Google Earth for Android version 8. Find Frank's review of the changes and new features here. The most notable feature is a complete rewrite of the 3D … [Read more...]

Animating historical imagery using the Google Earth plugin

HistoricalImageryAnimation

Earlier this month we showed you a gif animation of the historical imagery of Europe. It was created by taking screenshots of Google Earth then combining them into an animated gif. However, doing that … [Read more...]

Halloween Earth

Halloween

With Halloween on Friday, this is a good time to get your pumpkin decorations finished. If you are having trouble covering your house with pumpkins, then why not cover the whole earth with one … [Read more...]