The “backspace key” in Google Earth

We recently accidentally pressed the Backspace key in Google Earth and discovered that it takes you back to the previous 'view' and even pops up a little help window to tell you what it did and also … [Read more...]

How often is Google Earth imagery updated: The continental US

We are often asked how often Google updates the imagery in Google Earth. The answer depends on where you live and can be anywhere from once a week to never. For much of the world, there are certain … [Read more...]

Multi-coloured snow

Last week Google gave the Google Earth global mosaic a makeover. When we were having a look at some of the minor issues with the new mosaic we noted some odd patterns in Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana. … [Read more...]

Street View extended coverage and problems: Bangladesh and Mongolia

It's been a couple of months since Kyrgyzstan got Street View, so we thought we would have a look at the changes since then. As you can see below, the main additions are a near doubling of area … [Read more...]

Why “Google Jupiter” would have to be different

The big astronomy news this week is the arrival of NASA's Juno probe at Jupiter-orbit after a five year flight. Of course, for us Google Earth fans, the first question is 'we have Google Earth, Google … [Read more...]

Making use of the Google Earth API

Although the Google Earth API was officially deprecated back in December 2014, Google chose not to shut it down on schedule in December 2015 and have instead kept it running. Although you should not … [Read more...]

Google Earth weather layer broken again

Over the last few weeks we have had several emails from GEB readers saying that the weather information in Google Earth is not accurate. We have compared the temperatures shown in Google Earth with … [Read more...]

Animating the Aral Sea

Earlier this week Google released an update to the global mosaic that Google Earth shows when zoomed out. In our post where we were having a deeper look at the mosaic, we mentioned that it would be … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for June 2016

The biggest news this month is that Google Earth got a makeover, with Google updating the global mosaic shown when zoomed out. Overall, we like it a lot, but nothing is perfect, so we had a look at … [Read more...]

The Google Earth new global mosaic: a deeper look

Google recently refreshed Google Earth's global mosaic with newer, sharper imagery. So far, we like it very much and think it is definitely an improvement. However, we will have a look around and see … [Read more...]