Exploring earthquake fault lines in Google Earth

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We've talked about Earthquakes quite a lot over the years, as Google Earth is a great tool for visualizing those types of events. However, we've not shown very much related to the actual fault lines … [Read more...]

Protecting uncontacted tribes in the Amazon rainforest with Google Earth

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Scientists from the University of Missouri and the University of New Mexico have been using Google Earth imagery to track an uncontacted tribe in Amazon rainforest in Brazil. While Google Earth adds … [Read more...]

Goodbye Old Friend: Implicit Deprecation of the Earth Plug-in

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This is a long winded guest post by me, Sean Maday, a guy who spends quality time thinking about maps and pondering about geospatial visualization. Houston, we have a problem! The technology that … [Read more...]

Mapping slave history with Google Earth

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A group of archaeologists in Asheville, North Carolina are using Google Earth to document the history of slavery in their city. The project is described as the following by Audie Cornish of NPR: … [Read more...]

Finding Dinosaurs in Google Earth

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Pterosaurs, the first flying vertebrates that lived between 66-228 million years ago, went extinct around the end of the Cretaceous period. To help make it easier to understand where they lived, … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth for crime analysis

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We've talked about crime on here quite a lot over the years, many of which we discussed in this post last year. Scott Dickson at Bair Analytics recently wrote a post that talks about some of the ways … [Read more...]

The differences between Google Earth and Google Maps

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Google Earth and Google Maps used to be very different products, but over the past few years they've become much more similar. This is largely due to the addition of new features to Google Maps, such … [Read more...]

Revisiting Louis Zamperini and Unbroken

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(We first posted this three years ago, but sadly Louis Zamperini passed away last week so I thought it'd be a good time to check this out again. Enjoy.) Last year, Laura Hillenbrand released a book … [Read more...]

Happy 4th of July!

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Today in the US it is Independence Day, often referred to as simply the 4th of July. Banks are closed, BBQs are being heated up, and fireworks will fill the sky for most of us today. Speaking of … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – July 3, 2014

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It appears that Google has just pushed out a fresh batch of imagery. Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Munden’ for being the first to let us know about it. It seems to be quite a huge update, based … [Read more...]