Amphitheatres around the world

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We enjoy the work of the folks over at Google Sightseeing, as they post some excellent stories. We've shown you things such as fake buildings, roller coasters, hockey and many other interesting posts … [Read more...]

The building of the Siam-Burma Railway

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Frank McVey recently shared the fascinating story of the Siam-Burma Railway over in the Google Earth Community. The railway was built during World War II, as an effort to help connect the railway … [Read more...]

Designing carpets based on Google Earth imagery

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We've seen Google Earth imagery used to create artwork in the form of items such as "Every Basketball Court in Manhattan" and Bill Guffey's Street View-based art, but today's story from the … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to predict sea level rise

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A new study released recently by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the University of Innsbruck includes some impactful visualizations of what sea level rise could mean to various … [Read more...]

Mapping Flight MH370 in Google Earth

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As the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continues to baffle those searching for it, tools such as this crowdsourced effort to scour satellite imagery are helping in the effort. Along … [Read more...]

Explore the Colorado River in Google Earth

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Over the years Google has taken Street View to some interesting places, including locations such as Venice and under the surface of the ocean. They've now added a trip down the Colorado River, and it … [Read more...]

Viewing the GEBCO Global Ocean Map in Google Earth

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The bathymetry in Google Earth (the topography of the ocean floor) is something that has been gradually improving for years. Not counting the 3D ocean released in 2009, the bathymetry imagery has … [Read more...]

The 17-year-old “Desert Breath” in Google Earth

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Back in March of 1997, the D.A.ST. Arteam created a massive piece of artwork in the eastern Sahara desert. Because of the sheer size of the work, it remains visible in Google Earth to this … [Read more...]

28 years makes a river look like a snake

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Google's "Earth Engine", which we first told you about back in 2010, can allow for some pretty amazing visualizations. One of the neatest that I've seen is this simple visualization of the path of … [Read more...]

Virtual Cilicia on Google Earth

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We've seen a handful of "virtual" cities and countries over the years, such as Virtual Alabama and Virtual Kenya. The platforms give users access to a wide array of information about the area and can … [Read more...]