3D cities layer: another look


Last month in celebration of the ten year anniversary of Google Earth, Google added some new layers under the heading 'Voyager'. We already had a look at the new '3D cities' layer last week. However, … [Read more...]

Problems with water in Google Earth 3D


As Google continues rolling out 3D imagery one outstanding problem that they don't seem to have been able to resolve is what to do about water. The cause of the problem is quite simple - water usually … [Read more...]

Time-lapse videos from Himawari-8


Google Maps Mania recently had an interesting post about time-lapse videos of Earth from space captured by a Japanese weather satellite named Himawari-8. Check them out on the Himawari-8 website here. … [Read more...]

Amtrak train derailment and other new imagery


Yesterday we looked to Google Earth's new layer that shows satellite and aerial imagery updates. However, it is important to note that Google has continued to add new imagery to Google Earth since … [Read more...]

Satellite imagery updates layer: another look


A couple of weeks ago we had a look at Google Earth's new 'Satellite imagery updates' layer. One notable feature of the new layers is that they can be put into your 'My Places' and then exported to … [Read more...]

Pluto in Google Earth


NASA's New Horizons mission is approaching Pluto with its closest approach expected this coming Tuesday, July 14th. For the exact time, see the countdown clock on NASA's New Horizons mission … [Read more...]

Indian cities may soon start to go 3D


A recent story in the news is that the Government of India is currently in discussions with Google over allowing Google to capture and publish 3D imagery of Indian cities. As we have often noted, 3D … [Read more...]

New Google Earth layers suggestion: What’s that image?


Over the last few posts we have been having a look at Google Earth's new layers that make up the new 'Voyager' layer: ‘Satellite imagery updates’ layer ‘Earth View landscapes’ layer ‘Street View … [Read more...]

New Google Earth layers: 3D Cities


Last week, in honour of Google Earth's 10 year anniversary, Google added a new collection of layers known as Voyager. We have already had a look at the 'Satellite imagery updates' layer, the 'Earth … [Read more...]

The Tour de France 2015 in Google Earth


In past years (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011), we have referred you to CyclingTheAlps.com for maps of the Tour de France. However, it doesn't seem to have the 2015 Tour. The official site has a very basic … [Read more...]