Animating Lusaka, Zambia

We were recently having a look at the historical imagery of Lusaka, Zambia, and we noticed that there is a lot of historical imagery for the last two years. There is an image nearly every week. Lots … [Read more...]

Celebrate Chinese Spring Festival in Google Earth

Here at GEB we have traditionally celebrated the new year with a Google Earth fireworks animation created by Steven Ho. This past new year we decided to expand on the idea by allowing you to create … [Read more...]

Seeing imperfect orthorectifcation in Google Earth imagery

Yesterday we talked about orthorectification and how it is imperfect, especially when using an inaccurate terrain model. We thought we would have a look at the effect using historical imagery. We used … [Read more...]

Animating historical imagery using Google Earth Tours

Last year we showed you how to animate Google Earth historical imagery using the Google Earth plugin. However, the Google Earth plugin has been deprecated and is set to stop working on December 12th, … [Read more...]

28 years makes a river look like a snake

Google's "Earth Engine", which we first told you about back in 2010, can allow for some pretty amazing visualizations. One of the neatest that I've seen is this simple visualization of the path of … [Read more...]