Destiny – Google Street View in a game world

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With our recent story on the possible demise of the Google Earth plugin - at least in the Chrome browser - it begs the question, what is currently possible with the Google Maps API? Paul van Dinther … [Read more...]

Google Earth automatically generated 3D areas

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Thanks to GEB reader 'ehog' for letting us know that Győr, Hungary got the new 3D mesh recently. Google first announced their method of generating 3D via stereophotogrammetry from aerial imagery in … [Read more...]

64-bit Chrome drops support for Google Earth Plugin

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We told you in July about the Chrome team's announcement last year that they planned to remove NPAPI support from Chrome by the end of 2014. This includes the Google Earth plugin that uses … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – August 13th and 26th, 2014

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We told you a couple of weeks ago about an imagery update on August 5th. Since then, Google has done at least two more updates, on August 13th and August 26th. Thanks to GEB readers André and 'Munden' … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for August, 2014

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August saw a number of data updates from Google including new Street View imagery in Indonesia and Cambodia, and satellite imagery from around the globe. The launch by DigitalGlobe of their … [Read more...]

Burning Man 2014

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We have talked about Burning Man a number of times before (2013, 2011,2010, 2007, 2006). Burning Man is a cartographer's nightmare, because it is a city that is built within a matter of days, lasts … [Read more...]

Digital Globe releases first images from WorldView-3

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We told you a couple of weeks ago about the launch of DigitalGlobe's latest satellite, WorldView-3. On Tuesday, August 18, less than two weeks after its launch, they released the first images from … [Read more...]

The TARDIS in Google Earth

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The popular British TV Series "Dr Who" Series 8's premiere episode aired on Saturday, August 23, 2014. The series features a blue British police box known as the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth and goats to combat wildfires.

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We have brought you many stories in the past involving Google Earth and wildfire. For example, stories about people and organizations using Google Earth to monitor wildfires in progress, coordinate … [Read more...]

The history of aerial photography

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With the successful launch of the imaging satellite WorldView-3 by DigitalGlobe recently, featuring the latest technology in satellite imaging, it is a good time to take a look at where it all … [Read more...]