How much historical imagery is there in Google Earth?

This is the third post in a series looking at how much data is in Google Earth. We have already looked at how much data per unit area 3D imagery requires and how much data different types of 2D … [Read more...]

NASA and Japan make ASTER imagery available for free

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is one of the instruments on NASA's Terra satellite. Although it is a NASA satellite, the instrument belongs to Japan’s … [Read more...]

How much data do different types of imagery need?

This is the second in a series of posts on Google Earth data sizes. Yesterday we had a look at 3D imagery and also compared it to the aerial imagery in the same location. Today we are looking a the … [Read more...]

How much data is in Google Earth’s 3D imagery?

Google continues to add new 3D imagery on a regular basis. Most of the major population centres in the US and Europe will soon be covered and many other parts of the world have significant areas … [Read more...]

Tesla and Lithium

Tesla has started taking orders for the Model 3, its first electric car targeted at the mass market rather than the luxury car market. It was unveiled at a special even in California last night, March … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for March 2016

This month saw the fifth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. In memory of the disaster, Google released fresh Street View and aerial imagery. Some was captured soon after the … [Read more...]

Street View Trekker visits Thailand

Thailand has had Street View as far back as 2012. This post on the Google LatLong Blog says that over 150 other places and national treasures have recently received Street View. However, many of the … [Read more...]

The Oklahoma Earthquakes

Starting in 2009 the state of Oklahoma has seen a dramatic increase in seismic activity. According to Wikipedia, it has gone from an average of less than two 3.0+ Mw earthquakes per year to hundreds … [Read more...]

The Batcave now visible in Street View

As revealed by Google Maps Mania, "Bruce Wayne's residence" has been captured in Street View and it includes the Batcave. It is not true Street View, but what Google calls either 'Business View' or … [Read more...]

Watching artificial islands grow in Google Earth – Part 2

Yesterday we had a look at some artificial islands in the Persian Gulf region. Today we are looking at artificial islands in other parts of the world. We have chosen only islands that have been … [Read more...]