Google Earth imagery updates 2009 to date

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In the past, Google would publish a network linked KML file that showed the outlines of imagery releases, including all historical releases going back to 2009. However, early this year they … [Read more...]

Animating historical imagery using the Google Earth plugin

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Earlier this month we showed you a gif animation of the historical imagery of Europe. It was created by taking screenshots of Google Earth then combining them into an animated gif. However, doing that … [Read more...]

Disappearing Tongan islet

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We came across an interesting story about a Tongan islet disappearing. Read more about it here. To see it in Google Earth, look about 5km North West of Nuku'alofa, Tonga, or fly straight to it with … [Read more...]

Animated historical imagery of Europe

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Following on from yesterday's post about historical imagery, we thought it would be interesting to make an animation. As you can see below, we have created an animated gif image showing the historical … [Read more...]

Historical Imagery

How to get Historical Imagery

We have covered historical imagery a number of times since its introduction to Google Earth with version 5.0 in February 2009. However, it is such an important feature that it is worth … [Read more...]

The history of aerial photography

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With the successful launch of the imaging satellite WorldView-3 by DigitalGlobe recently, featuring the latest technology in satellite imaging, it is a good time to take a look at where it all … [Read more...]

Abandoned theme parks in Google Earth

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Last year we showed you a collection of the best roller coasters in Google Earth, highlighting some amazing parks around the world. A recent article in the Huffington Post takes it the other … [Read more...]

How to become a Google Imagery Partner

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We get emails from time to time from users that would like to submit their own imagery to Google Earth. As Frank mentioned a few weeks ago, Google has a program called the "Imagery Partner Program" … [Read more...]

Mashable’s “Google Earth Tips for Power Users”

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Mashable recently posted an article titled "10 Google Earth Tips for Power Users" that gained quite a bit of attention.  If you read our site very often you're likely already familiar with the tips, … [Read more...]

Imagery from the Moore, Oklahoma tornado now in Google Earth

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As they did not long after Hurricane Sandy struck the northeast United States last fall, Google has just pushed out new imagery from the devastating tornado that recently hit Moore, … [Read more...]