More analysis of 3D Imagery

GhostlyPlanes

When Google first announced the automatically generated 3D imagery, they said it was generated via stereophotogrammetry from aerial imagery. In our recent post about 3D imagery featuring cruise ships, … [Read more...]

Argentina and Malaysia now in Street View

StreetViewArgentina_Malaysia

Argentina has just been added to Street View and there has been a significant increase in the coverage in Malaysia. Thanks to GEB reader Dave for letting us know. Earlier in the Week, the territory … [Read more...]

Moving to the new My Maps

MapsGallery

Back in 2007 Google first introduced My Maps which allowed anyone to create and share their own maps directly in the Google Maps interface. Since then Google Maps has received a significant upgrade … [Read more...]

Google Earth drone control

HappyKillmoreGCS_1

After our post on drones, GEB reader Satyen Sarhad (creator of Geoception that we looked at back in 2012), pointed us to a couple of Ground Control Station systems for drones that make excellent use … [Read more...]

3D Updates in Google Earth

RichardWith

A few weeks ago we created a KML of all the known areas covered by the automatically generated 3D mesh that Google is rolling out in Google Earth, and followed that up with some fun with the stats of … [Read more...]

Skybox Imaging captures Burning Man

2E-DISORIENT-labeled

Last month we covered the Burning Man festival, and how the event has been captured by satellite imagery a number of times, with the images available in Google Earth's Historical Imagery. It turns out … [Read more...]

Censoring in Google Earth

CensoredLocationNetherlands

In the early days of Google Earth the US White House and Capitol Building were blurred in Google Earth. But in 2005 this censorship was stopped, and today, there is high quality satellite imagery, 3D … [Read more...]

Mapping with Google Map Maker

MapMakerUpdates

In last week's post about the Ground Truth Project we told you how Google Map Maker is a key component of Google's strategy to achieve more accurate maps - and keep them accurate. When Google … [Read more...]

Flying around with Blue Magpie Tea in Taiwan

magpie

Over the years we've seen some great files come from Steven Ho, such as his panorama from the top of Mount Everest, his tribute to Steve Jobs and his Trip View Bowl visualization. He's back with … [Read more...]

SketchUp 3D Warehouse URL issues

TowerBridge

Back in 2012 Google sold SketchUp, the excellent 3D modeling tool that was used to make most of the older 3D models found in Google Earth. In October 2013, Google stopped importing models from the … [Read more...]