New Orleans & Hurricane Katrina 10 years on

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. It occurred just months after Google Earth was first released. Although Google Earth had existed as Keyhole Viewer prior to that, Google's … [Read more...]

Abandoned theme parks in Google Earth

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...]

Some amazing “before and after” images in Google Earth

One of my favorite features in Google Earth is the historical imagery. Being able to go back in time and see how a location looked years earlier is very cool.  With that in mind, the folks at Mashable … [Read more...]

Fresh Street View imagery in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette

A handful of cities in Louisiana were updated with fresh Street View imagery today. New Orleans was the big one, with a remarkable amount of fresh imagery, and Google updated Baton Rouge and … [Read more...]

Hurricane Katrina, Five Years Later

Yesterday marked the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall in New Orleans, Louisiana, causing over $80 billion in damage and killing nearly 2,000 people. Google Earth Blog … [Read more...]

The newest imagery is sometimes “historical”

Though it may seem contrary to conventional wisdom, Google doesn't always put the newest imagery in the main layer of Google Earth. There are numerous instances when you'll find the newest imagery for … [Read more...]

News Roundup – Taj Majal in 3D, KML as Open Standard, Katrina Imagery, New AIA150 Tour

Taj Majal in 3D - GEB reader Jan Melin has posted a new 3D model of the Taj Majal to the 3D Warehouse. He has used photo textures to both increase realism and to make the file size reasonable. Load … [Read more...]

New Imagery for New Orleans Released Today

[UPDATED 1130 ET] In response to the media-hyped outcry of last Friday, Google has updated the imagery for the New Orleans area with recent imagery for the area. I'm not sure yet what date, or what … [Read more...]

New Orleans Pre or Post-Katrina

[UPDATE: see the release of new imagery for New Orleans.] Many folks in the media (and even in Congress) have been asking Google why last September they changed the imagery for New Orleans, a year … [Read more...]

Google Shows Pre-Katrina Photos for New Orleans

[UPDATE 2-April 1400: see the release of new imagery for New Orleans.] [UPDATED 2210 ET] The recent update to the imagery for Google Earth has caused a bit of an uproar. According to the GEC and my … [Read more...]