Converting a Google Maps screenshot to Google Earth

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Yesterday we looked at a problem with the Street View layer of Google Earth. We thought it would be interesting to compare the Street View coverage as shown in Google Earth with that shown in Google … [Read more...]

Google Maps ‘Earth’ view FOV

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We recently noticed that if you look at a given place in both Google Earth and Google Maps' 'Earth' view, they look a bit different, with distant objects looking closer in Google Maps than in Google … [Read more...]

Google Maps turns 10

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Google Maps turned 10 on Sunday, February 8, 2015. For a brief history of Google Maps, see Google's Lat Long blog post, which features a nicely done graphical timeline. Its interesting that they … [Read more...]

Google My Maps vs Google Maps

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As mentioned in this recent post, users that have custom maps are being migrated from the Classic My Maps to Google's new version of My Maps which was formerly Google Maps Engine Lite. This … [Read more...]

Moving to the new My Maps

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Back in 2007 Google first introduced My Maps which allowed anyone to create and share their own maps directly in the Google Maps interface. Since then Google Maps has received a significant upgrade … [Read more...]

The Ground Truth project

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We told you earlier in the week how the Google Maps data is not always 100% accurate. Google does, however, put in an extraordinary amount effort into making it the best it can be. Google originally … [Read more...]

The differences between Google Earth and Google Maps

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Google Earth and Google Maps used to be very different products, but over the past few years they've become much more similar. This is largely due to the addition of new features to Google Maps, such … [Read more...]

The long history of Google Earth in Google Maps

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I just came across this old post on Google+ from Evan Parker on the Google Maps team and felt it was worth sharing. Evan's post goes back in time to walk through some of the history of Google Maps and … [Read more...]

How to fix errors in Google Earth

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We continue to receive many emails each week asking how to correct map errors in Google Earth (address in the wrong location, point of interest is missing, etc), so I thought it'd be worth revisiting … [Read more...]

The new Google Maps is going live for all

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Last May, Google unveiled a new version of Google Maps with many new features, including native support for Google Earth. The new version of Google Maps has been an optional upgrade for users, but … [Read more...]