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...]

Explosion at French nuclear site; use historical imagery to see it in Google Earth

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There was an explosion at a French nuclear plant this morning that took the life of one worker and injured a few others. Fortunately, no leak has been reported and things seem to be under control. I … [Read more...]

2011 imagery of bin Laden’s compound in Google Earth

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While Google Earth only shows the 2005 imagery of Osama bin Laden's compound, Stefan Geens at Ogle Earth discovered some DigitalGlobe imagery of the area that was captured in mid-January of this … [Read more...]

The Global Heritage Network

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The Global Heritage Fund has recently launched an early warning and threat monitoring system for various heritage sites around the world that are under threat of being looted and/or destroyed. The … [Read more...]

Imagery from the landslides in Brazil

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Back in mid-January, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina and other areas of Brazil expereinced devastating mudslides as the result of nearly 10 inches of rain in a single day. The landslides are reported … [Read more...]

8 things to do with Historical Imagery in Google Earth

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Last week we again showed you how the "Historical Imagery" feature in Google Earth works. It's quite an amazing feature, with a lot of possible uses. With that in mind, here are 8 things you can do … [Read more...]

Where 2.0 – Day 3

The final day of Where 2.0 saw a bunch of great keynotes. Here are some of the highlights: Walter Scott of DigitalGlobe gave us some staggering numbers. In their database, they have over 1 billion … [Read more...]

Where 2.0 – Day 2: Part 2

(don't forget to read part 1 of today's activities) First up in this session we had Michael Arrington of TechCrunch and Tim O'Reilly. These two were fairly entertaining, but didn't talk about geo … [Read more...]