Adobe Flash in Google Earth

Barcelona urthecast

In our post on UrtheCast earlier this week, we incorrectly stated that Google Earth's internal browser does not support flash content. It actually does and has done so since version 4.2. To test … [Read more...]

New Google Earth layer(s) – coming soon

Livingstone Street Names

Last week we pointed out that some of the Google Earth weather layers were out of date. Google fixed the problem soon after, and at about the same time added a tantalizing new layer that just says … [Read more...]

BlackSky Global

BlackSky Pathfinder Spacecraft - Final Integration_small

Last week we had a look at UrtheCast, a satellite imaging company that has just released their first videos captured from the International Space Station. Today we are looking at another satellite … [Read more...]

UrtheCast Releases HD Videos of Earth from Space


UrtheCast is a company that captures satellite imagery from cameras mounted on the International Space Station (ISS). We mentioned them back in March 2012 when they first announced that they would be … [Read more...]

Google Earth weather information out of date


As a number of GEB readers have noted, some of Google Earth's weather layers have not been working correctly and as of this writing the data is out of date. The 'Conditions and Forecasts' layer has … [Read more...]

Google Sun

Google Sun

Last month we had a look at the planet Mercury using Google Earth, and last year we did the same for various other planets using maps from the SETI Institute. The latter maps are sadly no longer … [Read more...]

Tahina Circumnavigates the Earth

Frank and Karen Taylor and Tahina

My name is Frank Taylor, and I am the founder and publisher of Google Earth Blog. I also recently completed an expedition to sail around the world. One of the many reasons I was immediately attracted … [Read more...]

A Google Earth tour of Scott Jurek running the Appalachian Trail

Scott Jurek tour

We have looked at Steven Ho's work a number of times before. My personal favourite was his Flying around with Blue Magpie Tea in Taiwan. Ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek is currently running the … [Read more...]

How to Resolve Google Earth Installation Issues

[Update: Also see this post for tips on how to get your icon back.] Since the latest update to the Google Earth client, we have recently had a number of people contact us saying that their Google … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – June 8th, 2015

Strange patterns

Google have updated their 'Latest Google Earth Imagery Updates' map. To view it in Google Earth use this KML file. The last time they updated this particular map was for the April 24th update. There … [Read more...]