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...]

Links: New Panaramio app, Thematic Mapping, ARsights, Disaster Relief, First Pics from WorldView-2

Panoramio launches iPhone app: The team at Panoramio has just released their first iPhone app (iTunes link), to allow you to quickly upload photos directly from your phone. It's a very simple app -- … [Read more...]

Links: Race My Race, Random Hacks of Kindness, WorldView-2

Race My Race - Designed for athletes that want to visualize an upcoming event (running, biking, etc), this uses the Google Earth plug-in and gives you a test drive of your event. It has some slick … [Read more...]

Use Google Earth on Earth Day

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Today is Earth Day. A time to sit back and think about our wonderful planet, and some of us will be out picking up some trash, or just enjoying nature. For those of you stuck inside due to weather, … [Read more...]