Historical imagery and zoom

EuropeDec2002

Last week we looked at animating historical imagery by using Google Earth Tours. While looking around in historical imagery we discovered an interesting effect: the historical imagery is not correctly … [Read more...]

Animating historical imagery using Google Earth Tours

Europe

Last year we showed you how to animate Google Earth historical imagery using the Google Earth plugin. However, the Google Earth plugin has been deprecated and is set to stop working on December 12th, … [Read more...]

Google Earth’s ‘background’ imagery

Landsat-NASA

As we have discussed before Google Earth shows different imagery depending on the zoom level and whether or not you are in 'historical imagery' mode. We have also talked about how the ocean bathymetry … [Read more...]

Historical Imagery and the Ocean Floor

HistoricalImageryView

An interesting aspect of the 'historical imagery' feature in Google Earth is that when you turn it on Google Earth displays a different dataset for the ocean floor. Based on the copyright information, … [Read more...]

Google Earth imagery updates 2009 to date

Historical Imagery Map 2009-date 2_small

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

HistoricalImageryAnimation

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

Monuafe

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

HistoricalImageryEurope_static

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

123px-Boston,_as_the_Eagle_and_the_Wild_Goose_See_It

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...]