A Google Map Image Overlay in Google Earth

Last year, when experimenting with Google Earth popups we created a popup with a Google Map in it. It was intended only as a demonstration of the functionality of Google Earth popups, and not as a … [Read more...]

Ant Cities from Space

We recently came across this article about an area near the Grand Canyon where you can see circular patches of bare ground in the imagery. The bare patches are believed to be caused by ant nests and … [Read more...]

Google Earth Pro layers being dropped

Google Earth Pro has a set of three layers that are not found in the standard version of Google Earth. They are "US Demographics", "US Parcel Data" and "US Daily Traffic Counts". As the names suggest … [Read more...]

Google Earth ‘Rainbow Planes’ Inspire Art

Fast moving objects, such as aircraft, when seen in satellite imagery often show ghosting or a 'rainbow effect'. This is caused by the way satellite cameras work taking several photos in succession … [Read more...]

ArcGIS Earth from Esri

Esri has just released version one of ArcGIS Earth, a Google Earth like 3D globe for the desktop. It is not really a Google Earth competitor, as it is targeted at the professional GIS user. Google … [Read more...]

Understanding Google Earth Ocean Floor Data

With the recent update to the Google Earth ocean floor data it is worth having a look at some of the patterns we can see and what causes them. In the past, some of the patterns have been mistaken for … [Read more...]

Google Earth Imagery Update mid-January 2016

Google Earth has received an imagery update recently, with the new imagery showing up in 'historical imagery' in the last couple of days. Until recently the most recent image was from November 30th, … [Read more...]

Another look at the new Google Earth Ocean data

Last week we talked about a recent update to the Google Earth ocean floor data. As we mentioned in that post, the ocean floor data is a combination of data obtained from satellites and published by … [Read more...]

Correcting map data – claiming ownership of your business

This is part of a series of posts expanding on our Google Earth Blog FAQ. Yesterday we looked at how to make minor corrections to placemarks, such as moving misplaced placemarks, adding or correcting … [Read more...]

Correcting map data – placemarks

Back in July last year we wrote a Google Earth Blog FAQ to try and answer some of the most common questions we receive via email. One of the questions we answered was about making corrections to … [Read more...]