Drawing straight lines with KML

FilledPolygonRhumb

While writing the 3D imagery post we came across this oddity: If you draw a path in Google Earth, the line segments follow geodesics, which are parts of great circles. If you draw a polygon, the sides … [Read more...]

Exploring Ocean Tectonics from Space

GlobalGravityAnomaly

Google Earth's 3D view of the Ocean floor was first introduced in version 5. It has been improved a number of times since then. Panaromio photos in the oceans were added in 2010 and underwater Street … [Read more...]

Will Google update imagery upon request?

PhotoSphere

Google get their imagery from a wide variety of sources, and due to there being so many factors involved, it is impossible to predict when and where they will do updates. We have covered this a number … [Read more...]

Google My Maps vs Google Maps

GoogleMaps

As mentioned in this recent post, users that have custom maps are being migrated from the Classic My Maps to Google's new version of My Maps which was formerly Google Maps Engine Lite. This … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for September 2014

RichardWith

Early this month we released a KML demarcating the areas covered with the new 3D mesh that Google has been rolling out in Google Earth. It has proved quite popular, with readers regularly letting us … [Read more...]

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...]