Google Earth Blog Santa Tracker

We have produced two versions of our Santa Tracker. Santa is expected to take off on December 24th at 10am UTC. If you are not sure what time that is in your time zone you can use Google's count down … [Read more...]

Introducing the Google Earth Blog Santa Tracker

[ Update: find the Google Earth Blog Santa Traker here  ] This year, partly as a goodbye to the Google Earth API, which is expected to be shut down some time early next year we have decided to … [Read more...]

The Google Earth API gets a temporary reprieve

We recently received some good news. We heard from Google's Earth team that the Google Earth API will not be shut down on December 12th, 2015 as previously announced but will be kept running a bit … [Read more...]

Santa Trackers now live

On December 3rd we told you about the two Santa trackers that are available this year, and pointed out that there was a 3 hour difference between the two count downs. NORAD's count down expired first, … [Read more...]

Santa Tracker count downs begin

According to NORAD, the tradition of tracking Santa began as follows: The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone … [Read more...]

The technology behind Google’s “Santa Tracker”

Back in 1955, CONAD (handing it off to NORAD a few years later) began "tracking" Santa on Christmas Eve night for children to call in and get his current location. Starting in 2004, that information … [Read more...]

Track Santa in Google Earth

As they've done for years, Google is once again helping to track Santa's journey around the world tomorrow! All of the action will be tracked on the official Santa Tracker site at … [Read more...]

The countdown begins for Google’s annual Santa tracker

Google's annual "Santa Tracker" site is live, with new games and features being added each day from now until Christmas. ¬†When Christmas comes, as they've done in years past, Google will help track … [Read more...]

Tracking Santa in Google Earth

As they've done for years, Google is once again helping to track Santa's journey around the world tonight! All of the action will be tracked on the official Santa Tracker site at … [Read more...]

Tracking Santa’s journey in Google Earth

Starting around 2am EST tonight, Santa's journey will begin and NORAD will once again be tracking his every move! His journey will be tracked using a variety of methods including satellites, radar and … [Read more...]