Technology and sustainability

Rebecca Moore, Engineering Director for Google Earth and Earth Engine & Outreach recently posted this interesting article on the Google Maps Blog. The article covers three very different projects … [Read more...]

Strange buildings in the sand

Recently there have been a number of stories, such as this one, about a strange looking structure that can be seen in the Egyptian desert with Google Earth. We thought it was interesting enough to … [Read more...]

What’s that image: Earthquake, train crash and floods

Yesterday we had a look at some of the interesting imagery of the United States from the latest Google Earth imagery update. Today we are having a look around the rest of the world to see what we can … [Read more...]

What’s that image: United States

Yesterday we had a look at the most recent Google Earth imagery update. Today, we are having a look at what interesting sights can be found in the imagery, specifically in the United States. In a … [Read more...]

Google Earth Imagery update – March 2016

Google has recently pushed the latest imagery updates into 'historical imagery', which means we can make a map of the updates. As always, the outlines are larger than the actual images. The map below … [Read more...]

How big is the Google Earth database?

This is the fourth and final in a series of posts about the size of the data in Google Earth. We already looked at: How much data 3D imagery requires How much data different types of 2D imagery … [Read more...]

How much historical imagery is there in Google Earth?

This is the third post in a series looking at how much data is in Google Earth. We have already looked at how much data per unit area 3D imagery requires and how much data different types of 2D … [Read more...]

NASA and Japan make ASTER imagery available for free

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is one of the instruments on NASA's Terra satellite. Although it is a NASA satellite, the instrument belongs to Japan’s … [Read more...]

How much data do different types of imagery need?

This is the second in a series of posts on Google Earth data sizes. Yesterday we had a look at 3D imagery and also compared it to the aerial imagery in the same location. Today we are looking a the … [Read more...]

How much data is in Google Earth’s 3D imagery?

Google continues to add new 3D imagery on a regular basis. Most of the major population centres in the US and Europe will soon be covered and many other parts of the world have significant areas … [Read more...]