New Google Earth Imagery – March 2015


Google has updated its Imagery Update map to show March 2015. Thank you to GEB reader Sladys for letting us know. As before, you can view it in Google Earth using this KML file It is the same map … [Read more...]

Lunar Eclipse on 4th April


Tomorrow, 4th April 2015, sees the shortest total lunar eclipse of the century, being total for only 4 minutes and 43 seconds. It is the third in a tetrad of eclipses. You can learn more about the … [Read more...]

Red lakes in Google Earth


Last month we got an enquiry from GEB reader Mostafa, asking for a scientific explanation for a red lake that appears in Google Earth imagery in Cairo, Egypt. More recently, GEB reader David brought … [Read more...]

Google Earth plugin showcase: Trans Taiwan Ultra-Marathon

Race in progress

This is the thirteenth in our series showcasing the Google Earth plugin. Today's story demonstrates that although the Google Earth plugin has been deprecated it is still very much a working product … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for March 2015


Google continued to roll out 3D imagery this month with around 68 new or expanded areas found in March including the addition of a new country, Croatia. We had a closer look at the Niagara Falls … [Read more...]

The Blue Marble

Blue Marble January 2004

On Friday we looked at a view of the earth at night created by NASA. Today we are looking at another map created by NASA called Blue Marble. We have looked at NASA's Blue Marble images a number of … [Read more...]

Earth Hour


Earth Hour takes place this Saturday, 28th of March at 8:30 pm local time. Earth hour is an annual event designed to raise awareness of global climate change. Participants turn off their lights for a … [Read more...]

Google Views and Business View not working in Google Earth


Google Street View includes three different sources of imagery: Google Street View captured using Google's special cameras mounted on cars / boats or the Trekker. Google Views, which consists of … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – February 2015

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Google has finally produced an Imagery Update map for February 2015. Until now, the most recent map showed the December 17th, 2014 update although we had noticed a large quantity of new imagery since … [Read more...]

Landsat data now on Amazon Web Services


The Landsat program is a joint initiative between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA. For a more in-depth look at the Landsat program and its history see this pdf. The Landsat program has four … [Read more...]