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...]

DigitalGlobe now has 4 billion km2 of imagery in their archive

Washington, D.C. – March 23, 2013 – taken by GeoEye-1

Without the company DigitalGlobe, Google Earth would not be nearly as compelling as it is.  As we discussed last year, DigitalGlobe is responsible for much of the imagery that you find in Google … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for July, 2013

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July was a great month for Google Earth! Early in the month we showed you some great ways to track the Tour de France and to gain a better understanding of the Battle of Gettysburg on the 150th … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe takes a look at the last 50 years of the satellite industry

DigitalGlobe, who supplies much of the imagery that we enjoy in Google Earth, has just released a video that walks through the history of satellites.  In their words: “The satellite industry has … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe’s Top Image of the Year

A few weeks ago, we showed you how you could be a part of the voting for DigitalGlobe's "Top Image of the Year". The results are in, and the winner is... Burning Man! It was a very close vote, with … [Read more...]

Vote for DigitalGlobe’s Top Image of the Year

DigitalGlobe produces some amazing imagery, much of which is licensed by Google for use in Google Earth. In addition, they release many one-off images that they display on their site and we … [Read more...]