New Orleans & Hurricane Katrina 10 years on

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. It occurred just months after Google Earth was first released. Although Google Earth had existed as Keyhole Viewer prior to that, Google's … [Read more...]

Visualizing Shipments from Coal Mines to US Power Plants

Thank you to GEB reader Chris Davis for letting us know of a map he has put together for Google Earth visualizing the relationships between coal mines and power plants in the United States. Grab the … [Read more...]

Historical imagery density in Google Earth: Part 1

Earlier this week when creating the map of Chinese map offsets it reminded us of a project we have long wanted to work on - mapping the density of historical imagery in Google Earth. When you are in … [Read more...]

MyReadingMapped KMLs

We have looked at maps created by George of MyReadingMapped many times in the past. However, due to technical issues he shut the site down earlier this year. He has kindly provided us with some of … [Read more...]

World Power Map

Thank you to GEB reader Kevin Thuot for letting us know about his Google Earth based World Power Map. According to the website: The WorldPower Map provides an interactive view of the global … [Read more...]

A further look at Chinese map offsets

Yesterday we talked about how the Street Maps of China are offset from the satellite imagery because of their laws requiring the use of the GCJ-02 datum. The GCJ-02 datum moves the map by different … [Read more...]

Chinese street maps out of alignment in Google Earth and Google Maps

While investigating the recent explosions in Tianjin, China, we noticed that the street map of China is out of alignment in both Google Earth and Google Maps. It is tempting to think that the … [Read more...]

Open Location Code / Plus Code to KML converter

Open Location Codes also known as Plus Codes are an initiative by Google to provide addresses to parts of the world that do not have Street Names or other easily traceable or official addresses. … [Read more...]

North Korea – Statues and Uranium

We have looked at censorship of aerial imagery in Google Earth and even noted censorship of 3D imagery. However, censorship rarely extends to satellite imagery, as only the country in which the … [Read more...]

Converting a Google Maps screenshot to Google Earth

Yesterday we looked at a problem with the Street View layer of Google Earth. We thought it would be interesting to compare the Street View coverage as shown in Google Earth with that shown in Google … [Read more...]