The best of Google Earth for April 2016

Google has pushed out new imagery at least four times this month. 1, 2, 3, and a very recent update that we haven't covered yet! We found quite a lot of interesting sights in Google Earth imagery … [Read more...]

The Sentinel Missions

The satellite Sentinel-1B was launched earlier this week. It is the second satellite of the Sentinel-1 mission, the first of which, Sentinel-1A, has been in orbit since April 2014. Together they … [Read more...]

Scour marks in the Caspian Sea

We recently came across this story about scour marks on the floor of the Caspian Sea. It is believed the scour marks are caused by ice that forms in the winter months and is then broken up and blown … [Read more...]

Google Earth preferred seasons for gathering imagery

Whenever we look at imagery update maps we notice certain patterns in the updates. One of the factors that causes these patterns is seasonality. We have long known that Google avoids snow cover in … [Read more...]

Mass killings in Zaria, Nigeria

In a recent press release by Amnesty International there is a story about a cover up by the Nigerian army of a mass killing of over 350 people in the town of Zaria, Nigeria, in December 2015. The … [Read more...]

Google Earth Imagery update – April 2016

Google has pushed out yet another imagery update, the third this month. The last one included imagery up to April 5th, 2016 and the one before that included up to March 2016. The current one has … [Read more...]

Explore Google Earth on Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day, which we traditionally celebrate by looking back at some of the environment related stories of the past year. Japan and NASA made the imagery from ASTER available to the … [Read more...]

Phallic symbols in Google Earth

A recent story in the news is about a school in Sydney Australia where someone drew some phallic symbols and a rude message on their lawn. They apparently managed to remove the unwanted graffiti … [Read more...]

Watching land reclamation with Google Earth

Last month we did a couple of posts showing the growth of artificial islands in Google Earth: Persion Gulf region Rest of the world Today we are looking at large land reclamation projects. As … [Read more...]

Google Earth Imagery update – April 2016

Barely a week after the last imagery update, Google has released some fresh imagery to Google Earth, including imagery up to April 5th, 2016. April imagery. Blue: existing March imagery. Red: … [Read more...]