Google Earth Pro: Viewshed tool


On Tuesday we had a look at Google Earth Pro's Movie Maker. Today, we are looking at another Google Earth Pro exclusive feature, the Viewshed tool. The Viewshed tool shows the line of sight from any … [Read more...]

Brian McClendon Gone, What’s next Google?


Since 2005, Google Earth has been one of the most popular applications on the planet - both literally and figuratively. It was the first, and best, application to enable you to explore our entire … [Read more...]

Google Earth Pro Movie Maker


Now that Google Earth Pro is free it is worth exploring some of the features it has that are not available in the standard version of Google Earth. Google Earth Pro comes with a built in tool for … [Read more...]

Google Earth plugin showcase: Gaiagi Driver


This is the eighth in our series on the Google Earth plugin. Today, we are looking at Gaiagi Driver that we first looked at back in 2008. Six years on and it still works well, although a reasonably … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for January 2015


[Update: Google have now made an official announcement that Google Earth Pro is free. ] The biggest Google Earth news this month is that Google Earth Pro is now free. Although there have not as yet … [Read more...]

Syncing Google Earth’s ‘My Places’


We have in the past shown you how to move Google Earth's 'My Places' from one computer to another. However, if you regularly use Google Earth on more than one computer, it can be useful to sync your … [Read more...]

Google Earth Pro now Free?


Last week we got an email from GEB reader Alan letting us know that Google Earth Pro, which formerly cost US$400 per year, appears to now be free. There has been no official announcement from Google … [Read more...]

The 2004 tsunami: then and now

Banda Aceh

We have in the past looked at 'before and after' pictures of devastating natural disasters such as earth quakes, tornados and tsunamis. The Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 occurred before GEB started, … [Read more...]

Google Maps Engine deprecated


Last week Google sent an email to users of Google Maps Engine notifying them that support for the Google Maps Engine product will end on January 29th, 2016 at which point the product will be … [Read more...]

3D Imagery timeline


Earlier this week we had a look at how long it takes Google to process and release 3D imagery. For a few locations, we looked at the dates the imagery was captured as well as the dates that it was … [Read more...]