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...]

Using Google Earth tour builder as a real estate agent

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Since the introduction of Google Earth nearly a decade ago, it has been a great tool for real estate agents. One of the earliest examples was when Trulia added Google Earth support for real estate … [Read more...]

The technology behind Google’s “Santa Tracker”

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Back in 1955, CONAD (handing it off to NORAD a few years later) began "tracking" Santa on Christmas Eve night for children to call in and get his current location. Starting in 2004, that information … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for June, 2014

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We saw some amazing new Google Earth-related stories in June, and here are some of my favorites. We saw an amazing use of historical Street View imagery in Detroit, showing the rapid decay of some … [Read more...]

How to remove imagery from Street View

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We get a few emails every week from people asking how they can get their image removed from Google Street View, so we thought we'd discuss it here. Thankfully, it's a fairly simple process. As you … [Read more...]

Mapping the 2014 Tour de France

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As he’s done for a few years in a row (2013, 2012, 2011), Dennis at CyclingTheAlps.com has built some great tools to help track the Tour de France in Google Earth. Each course features a map … [Read more...]

Google I/O begins today

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Google I/O, the company's annual conference, begins today in San Francisco. There's no word if we'll see anything for Google Earth unveiled, but Google Maps will certainly have a solid presence. … [Read more...]

Sharing adventure trek plans with Google Earth

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Private Expeditions is a company founded by Paul and Jane Deakin, that takes people to some of the largest mountains around the world, such as Kilimanjaro, Everest and Machu Picchu, for private … [Read more...]

The 2014 World Cup Stadiums in Google Earth

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The 2014 World Cup is well underway, being played in 12 beautiful stadiums across Brazil. All 12 stadiums have awesome 3D models in Google Earth, so we thought we'd show them off to you. Here is an … [Read more...]

Exploring kudzu infestation in the US

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Living in the southeast United States, I'm very familiar with the vine known as kudzu. Introduced to the US from Japan in 1876, kudzu is spreading at an amazing rate of 150,000 acres each year. Kyle … [Read more...]