Animating in Google Earth

This is the first in a series of posts on animating in Google Earth. It is generally well known that Google Earth can display 3D models provided in KML files. Less well known is that it is possible to … [Read more...]

Tornado tracks in Google Earth imagery

Last month we imported some placemarks from Wikipedia showing locations for all recorded tornadoes in the US for the last few years. We were hoping it would be useful for finding imagery of tornado … [Read more...]

More Italian earthquakes and the Google Earth earthquake layer not updating

Italy has again suffered a series of earthquakes, with the largest occurring this past Sunday, October 30th, 2016. The earthquakes were centred just north west of the locations of the August … [Read more...]

Residents of Mars part 2

This is part 2 of our list of Mars residents that we started last week. Since last week's post some new imagery of the Schiaparelli landing site has been released. However, it is not yet available on … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for October 2016

The two biggest stories for this month were Hurricane Matthew (which caused major storm damage and flooding through the Caribbean and then up the east coast of the US), and an attempted landing on … [Read more...]

Halloween with Google Earth

Monday is Halloween, so this is a good time to dress up Google Earth in preparation. To do so download this KML file originally created by Frank back in 2006.Here are also a number of spooky … [Read more...]

Schiaparelli’s resting place and other Mars residents

Last week a joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) attempted to land on Mars. The landing was not successful and the lander, named … [Read more...]

Avalanches in Tibet

On July 17th, 2016 there was a very large avalanche in the Aru Mountains of Tibet. This was followed by a second avalanche on 21st September, 2016. Planet Labs captured some imagery of the location of … [Read more...]

The fires of Qayyara, Iraq, with Landsat and Sentinel imagery

We recently came across this interesting article on Bellingcat which is about the use of environmental damage as a weapon of war in Iraq. As the Islamic State (IS) is being pushed back, they are … [Read more...]

Mapzen altitude tiles in Google Earth

A couple of weeks ago we set up a server that allows you to view the NOAA's post Hurricane Matthew aerial imagery in Google Earth. The imagery comes from the NOAA's map, which provides the data in … [Read more...]