DigitalGlobe helping to track forest fires

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...]