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...]

Google Earth A to Z: The full list

It's been fun going through every aspect of Google Earth over the past few months. If you've missed any of the entries, here is the entire list from A to Z: • Antialiasing,Anisotropic Filtering … [Read more...]

Space Shuttle Endeavour atop a 747

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Late last week, the Space Shuttle Endeavour flew atop a 747 into White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The shuttle continued its journey to Edwards Air Force Base in California. In October, The … [Read more...]

Google Earth A to Z: DigitalGlobe

You hear people refer to the "Google satellites" from time to time when discussing Google Earth and Google Maps. In truth, Google doesn't have any satellites up in space to capture imagery. While … [Read more...]

Satellite imagery and 3D model of the cruise ship Costa Concordia

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By now you've likely heard all about the wreck of the Costa Concordia, the cruise liner crashed off the Tuscan coast last Friday, killing at least 11 passengers. DigitalGlobe has since captured aerial … [Read more...]

Sweden is upset that they’re visible from space

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A few weeks ago, we showed you how France had tried to hide the location of a nuclear plant, after that plant made news after a minor explosion. We showed you how it was hidden in Google Earth by … [Read more...]