3D volcanoes and 3D data corruption

Google recently released 3D imagery for Mount Fuji in Japan. However, we discovered that there are a number of squares of the imagery that appear only in low resolution. We have come across this … [Read more...]

Post-earthquake Kumamoto in Google Earth 3D

In April this year, the city of Kumamoto, Japan, suffered a series of large earthquakes. Google managed to capture aerial imagery of the city essentially during the event, after the first major event … [Read more...]

Malaysia and Tunisia get 3D

Malaysia and Tunisia have recently received their first 3D imagery. Tunis and Sfax in Tunisia and Sungai Petani in Malaysia.The interesting upside down triangle architecture of the Hôtel du Lac, … [Read more...]

Ships in Google Earth’s 3D imagery

We have long had a fascination with cruise ships in Google Earth. Cruise ships represent a significant amount of area and deserve to be mapped, but because they move from place to place this poses an … [Read more...]

US National Parks in 3D for centenary

In our August month-end post we mentioned that Monument Valley, Arizona / Utah was now in 3D in Google Earth. Several other US parks also received 3D imagery at the same time. What we didn't realise … [Read more...]

Washington, D.C. now has Google Earth 3D

Google has recently pushed out a number of new 3D areas. Of special note is Washington, D.C., the capital city of the United States of America. Google usually takes its time releasing capital cities … [Read more...]

What does it take to process 3D imagery?

Google has recently been pushing out 3D imagery of various Brazilian cities in preparation for the Olympics. The interesting part, however, is that the imagery isn't new. The imagery of Rio de … [Read more...]

3D imagery slow down?

As our regular readers know we maintain a map of areas that have Google's 3D imagery. We not only track current coverage but also have a timeline. Google has been adding to the area covered with 3D at … [Read more...]

Lexington Financial Center vanishes

Thank you to GEB reader Jackson for letting us know that the Lexington Financial Center, a tall building in Lexington, Kentucky, is completely absent in the recently released 3D imagery for the … [Read more...]

Ghostly planes in Google Earth 3D imagery

We recently came across this story about what at first sight appears to be a plane at the bottom of a lake. Today we are looking at how this 'ghosting' effect comes about.The two 'ghostly planes' … [Read more...]