More about processing Sentinel imagery

We recently had a look at how to process Sentinel imagery using GIMP. GEB reader 'DJ' asked in the comments if the geodata supplied with the imagery can be used to automatically align the imagery in … [Read more...]

China’s South–North Water Transfer Project

We recently came across China's South–North Water Transfer Project. China has more water in the south than the north and water shortages are becoming a problem in the north. The South–North Water … [Read more...]

Processing Sentinel imagery with GIMP

Sentinel imagery can be thought of as Europe's equivalent of Landsat imagery. It is freely available just like Landsat imagery, but higher resolution. Today we are having a look at how to process it … [Read more...]

The “backspace key” in Google Earth

We recently accidentally pressed the Backspace key in Google Earth and discovered that it takes you back to the previous 'view' and even pops up a little help window to tell you what it did and also … [Read more...]

How often is Google Earth imagery updated: The continental US

We are often asked how often Google updates the imagery in Google Earth. The answer depends on where you live and can be anywhere from once a week to never. For much of the world, there are certain … [Read more...]

Multi-coloured snow

Last week Google gave the Google Earth global mosaic a makeover. When we were having a look at some of the minor issues with the new mosaic we noted some odd patterns in Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana. … [Read more...]

Street View extended coverage and problems: Bangladesh and Mongolia

It's been a couple of months since Kyrgyzstan got Street View, so we thought we would have a look at the changes since then. As you can see below, the main additions are a near doubling of area … [Read more...]

Why “Google Jupiter” would have to be different

The big astronomy news this week is the arrival of NASA's Juno probe at Jupiter-orbit after a five year flight. Of course, for us Google Earth fans, the first question is 'we have Google Earth, Google … [Read more...]

Making use of the Google Earth API

Although the Google Earth API was officially deprecated back in December 2014, Google chose not to shut it down on schedule in December 2015 and have instead kept it running. Although you should not … [Read more...]

Google Earth weather layer broken again

Over the last few weeks we have had several emails from GEB readers saying that the weather information in Google Earth is not accurate. We have compared the temperatures shown in Google Earth with … [Read more...]