Mapping the Ebola outbreak in Google Earth

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A few months ago we showed you some great maps that showed the spread of Ebola and MERS, but given the continued spread of Ebola we felt it'd be a good time to dig into them again. George at … [Read more...]

Heading back to school with Google Earth

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Many people are gearing up the end of summer break and the start of school. In fact, our daughters will be heading out for their first day of school in a few hours, as will thousands of others from … [Read more...]

Google Earth Blog Writer Needed

Frank Taylor here, still the publisher for Google Earth Blog. Five years ago I was deep in preparation for a 5+ year sailing expedition around the world, documenting the trip using Google Earth and … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for July, 2014

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We saw some great new Google Earth-related stories in July, and here are some of my favorites. We took a closer look behind Google's annual Santa … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe helping to track forest fires

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DigitalGlobe is one of the leading providers of satellite imagery for Google Earth, and now they're teaming up with the World Resources Institute to track fires across southeast Asia via their new … [Read more...]

Using Street View cars to check for gas leaks

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Most of you have heard about Google's issues with Street View card and wi-fi sniffing. Regardless your thoughts on that, you're bound to appreciate what the cars are now able to sniff: gas … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to enhance urban agriculture in Rome

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Urban agriculture can be a great thing, but can be difficult to effectively plan and manage. Flavio Lupia, along with other researchers from the National Institute of Agricultural Economics in Rome … [Read more...]

The 100th anniversary of the start of World War I

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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and Erik Hellstedt at Geo-Animate.com has built an excellent visualization of the early stages of the war. In Erik's words: Today … [Read more...]

Street View now available in Serbia

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Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader 'Nikola', we've learned that Street View imagery is now available in a number of cities in Serbia. Some of the new cities include Pancevo, Novi Sad, Belgrade and … [Read more...]

Engineering road systems and housing developments using Google Earth

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Three years ago we showed you the very useful visualization that the city of Douglasville, Georgia created to show how new road construction would be laid out. It was a great use of Google Earth and … [Read more...]