New Street View imagery – Indonesia and Cambodia

Cambodia Street View coverage

We told you in April about Street View imagery in Cambodia around the temples of Angkor Wat. Now, Google have released imagery for much of the rest of Cambodia, as well as a significant amount in … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – August 5th, 2014

New Google Earth Imagery – August 5th 2014

[Update: The map and KML in this post automatically updates as Google updates their Maps Gallery version. As of this update, the map being displayed is for August 13th, 2014.] It appears Google … [Read more...]

Creative cat tracking in Google Earth

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Here's a fun use of Google Earth and GPS -- tracking cats. It started when Tiana Warner at safe.com found out about a way to track cats: Where do cats go when they’re outside all day and night? … [Read more...]

Google Earth instrumental in discovery of new chameleon species

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Back in 2005 Julian Bayliss, a biologist at London’s Kew Gardens, discovered a brand new rainforest that had previously never been studied — and he found it using Google Earth. We told you about it in … [Read more...]

An alien on the Moon?

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We have told you in the past about various news stories reporting apparent alien activity in Google Earth imagery. For example, this story, where sonar tracks from ships were mistaken for an … [Read more...]

Welcome a New Writer to Google Earth Blog

Mickey Mellen

The Google Earth Blog was started in 2005, by Frank Taylor (that's me), shortly after Google first released Google Earth. I wrote hundreds of blog posts during the next 4.5 years until my wife and I … [Read more...]

Planning your cruise with Google Earth

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Google Earth can be great for planning trips of any kind, including those by boat. More than seven years ago Frank was showing us 3D cruise ship tracking, and there have been other great cruising … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth imagery in real estate guides

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Since the early days of Google Earth, people have looked for ways to use it to enhance real estate searches and information. You can go all the way back to 2005 to see an example that Frank posted, … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe launching their WorldView-3 satellite today

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DigitalGlobe, one of the leading providers of imagery for Google Earth, is launching their new WorldView-3 satellite in a few hours. It is scheduled to launch at 11:29am PDT today from Vandenberg Air … [Read more...]

Geology in Google Earth

Sim Corner Esker in Google Earth

We've shown you a lot from George at MyReadingMapped over the years, and he's back with another one. This project is called the "Google Map of Geology", and George describes it as follows: My … [Read more...]