First satellite imagery of flooding in southern India

South eastern India has recently experienced major flooding. The floods have been caused by a combination of unusually high rainfall and a number of human factors, including unplanned urban … [Read more...]

Moldova stands out in Google Earth

As we have discussed before, Google Earth shows different imagery at different zoom levels. When in the default view, the global image used is created from Landsat imagery.The landsat imagery, … [Read more...]

Flood damage in Google Earth

We have looked at flooding a number of times in the past, including satellite and aerial imagery of flooding and its aftermath, crisis response maps, simulated sea level rise and most recently a data … [Read more...]

Getting Landsat 8 imagery into Google Earth

When Landsat 8 imagery was made available on Amazon AWS our first question was: 'how easy will it be to view it in Google Earth?'. This is our experience trying to answer that question.The Landsat 8 … [Read more...]

Amtrak train derailment and other new imagery

Yesterday we looked to Google Earth's new layer that shows satellite and aerial imagery updates. However, it is important to note that Google has continued to add new imagery to Google Earth since … [Read more...]

Satellite imagery updates layer: another look

A couple of weeks ago we had a look at Google Earth's new 'Satellite imagery updates' layer. One notable feature of the new layers is that they can be put into your 'My Places' and then exported to … [Read more...]

Frequency of new satellite imagery in Google Earth

When looking around Google Earth in historical imagery, we have noticed an interesting trend with regards to the frequency of satellite imagery updates. It seems that Europe and the USA get … [Read more...]

Planet Labs

Last year we had a look at Satellogic, a satellite imaging company that is planning to launch hundreds of imaging satellites. However, they are still in the very early stages of development and have … [Read more...]

The Costa Concordia, now visible in Genoa, Italy

Although Google have not updated their 'Latest Google Earth Imagery Updates' map since the December 17th update, a number of readers have let us know that there have been quite a few areas updated … [Read more...]

New Imagery – November 25th, 2014 and 3D imagery map

As we mentioned in our month end post last week, based on reports from GEB readers, we suspected that Google had released some new imagery since the November 19th update. This has now been confirmed, … [Read more...]