Digital Globe releases first images from WorldView-3

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We told you a couple of weeks ago about the launch of DigitalGlobe's latest satellite, WorldView-3. On Tuesday, August 18, less than two weeks after its launch, they released the first images from … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe launching their WorldView-3 satellite today

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DigitalGlobe, one of the leading providers of imagery for Google Earth, is launching their new WorldView-3 satellite in a few hours. It is scheduled to launch at 11:29am PDT today from Vandenberg Air … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe helping to track forest fires

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DigitalGlobe is one of the leading providers of satellite imagery for Google Earth, and now they're teaming up with the World Resources Institute to track fires across southeast Asia via their new … [Read more...]

Tracking Flight MH17 in Google Earth

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Last week, Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine by a surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 people on board. While blame is still being passed around for the crash, there are some … [Read more...]

Higher resolution imagery coming to Google Earth

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Last week DigitalGlobe, one of the primary suppliers of imagery for Google Earth, was given permission to sell higher resolution imagery. Previously they've been limited to selling 50 centimeter … [Read more...]

The next generation of satellites for Google Earth

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To understand how images make it from satellites in orbit to Google Earth, you should take a look at Frank's excellent about Google Earth imagery post from a few years ago. In short, Google doesn't … [Read more...]

The top DigitalGlobe image of the year: Mount Vesuvius

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Back in December we told you about DigitalGlobe's annual contest to choose their top image of the year.  With more than 30,000 votes cast, the winner was their stunning photo of Mount Vesuvius, taken … [Read more...]

Vote for the best DigitalGlobe image of 2013

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As they did for 2012, the folks at DigitalGlobe are again asking for your help to choose their best image of the year.  We've talked about DigitalGlobe and their work many times over the years, and … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for November, 2013

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November saw some great stories related to Google Earth.  Here are my favorites from the month: We took another look at the amazing UTA Flight 772 memorial in the desert of Niger. Michael … [Read more...]

Imagery from Typhoon Haiyan

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As they often do after major events around the world, DigitalGlobe has begun pushing out a large amount of imagery from the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. In addition to the image … [Read more...]