Saab and DigitalGlobe working on 3D globe

Vricon New York

Saab and DigitalGlobe have announced a new joint venture called Vricon. It will be a Google Earth like product featuring 3D models similar to the 3D mesh that Google is rolling out. The key difference … [Read more...]

Celebrate World Oceans Day with the Catlin Seaview Survey


Yesterday, June 8th was World Oceans Day. What better way to celebrate it than to look at Street View under the oceans, a feature first introduced in 2012. Google, in conjunction with the XL Catlin … [Read more...]

Panoramio Gets Reprieve from Google

In 2006, Google bought Panoramio - a fast growing user community with geo-tagged photos from around the world to add to Google Earth and Maps so people could better identify locations through photos … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – May 2015

Imagery Updates May 2015_small

Google has updated its 'Monthly Google Earth Imagery Updates' map to show the May 2015 updates. As always, this does not necessarily mean that the imagery in question was captured in May. For more on … [Read more...]

Ship breakers in Google Earth


We were recently watching a couple of documentaries on the ship breaking industry and we thought it would be interesting to see what they look like from above in Google Earth. The documentaries are … [Read more...]

Low resolution images over the ocean

low resolution ocean imagery

On April 18th, 2015 a boat carrying as many as 950 people capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. See the full story here. Soon after the disaster, DigitalGlobe captured satellite imagery of the location. … [Read more...]

Google Maps Gallery drops Google Maps Engine


Released in February 2014 the Google Maps Gallery is a good way to find interesting maps that are based on Google's mapping products. The Gallery used to include maps from several Google products, … [Read more...]

China building islands in the Spratlys

Fiery Cross Reef

In the past we have looked at an island that doesn't exist, islands being formed, islands combining to form a bigger island and a disappearing islet. Today we are looking at how China is turning reefs … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for May 2015

Grounding Gratitude

We spent quite a lot of May looking at interesting satellite imagery, most of which was added to Google Earth in either April or May. We looked at imagery in Nepal captured after the April 25th … [Read more...]

Rochelle/Fairdale Tornado Damage now Visible in Google Earth


We have looked at tornado damage in Google Earth a number of times before, including tornado's that struck the US towns of: Pilger, Nebraska and Wessington Springs, South Dakota Mayflower, Arkansas - … [Read more...]