Aerial imagery from drones

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Back in 2007 we took a look at the concept of capturing aerial imagery from drones. Since then a lot of progress has been made in drone and camera technology. Now it is no longer the technology that … [Read more...]

The Ground Truth project

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We told you earlier in the week how the Google Maps data is not always 100% accurate. Google does, however, put in an extraordinary amount effort into making it the best it can be. Google originally … [Read more...]

Remembering 9/11 with Google Earth

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We have talked about the anniversary of 9/11 a number of times in the past, including 2006, 2010, 2011 (a three part series 1 2 3), 2012 and 2013. We also followed the progress of the new World Trade … [Read more...]

Google Earth in Google Earth

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We have in the past looked at artwork in Google Earth, such as the worlds largest finger print and face art or sculptures in the Sahara by D.A.ST. Arteam. Some artists have even created roof top … [Read more...]

Fun with KML areas

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Last week we released a KML showing the cities covered by the new type of 3D that Google has been producing. We thought it would be interesting to see how much area has been covered. Tokyo, Japan, … [Read more...]

Could a conman get false information into Google Maps or Google Earth?

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We recently got a query by a reader asking whether or not it is possible for a conman to put a fake address into Google Earth. The short answer is yes. Google gets its information from a large number … [Read more...]

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...]