Google Earth drone control

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

Aerial imagery from drones

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Back in 2007 we took a look at the concept of capturing aerial imagery from drones. Since then a lot of progress has been made in drone and camera technology. Now it is no longer the technology that … [Read more...]

The Ground Truth project

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We told you earlier in the week how the Google Maps data is not always 100% accurate. Google does, however, put in an extraordinary amount effort into making it the best it can be. Google originally … [Read more...]

Remembering 9/11 with Google Earth

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We have talked about the anniversary of 9/11 a number of times in the past, including 2006, 2010, 2011 (a three part series 1 2 3), 2012 and 2013. We also followed the progress of the new World Trade … [Read more...]