Google’s new “Project Tango”


Google has just unveiled a new initiative known as "Project Tango" that has the potential to reshape many areas of our lives. This new combination of hardware and software could be of huge benefit to … [Read more...]

How Google identifies house numbers in Street View


As much as I love Google Earth, I use Google Maps at least as often due to the amazing GPS navigation that it provides in my car.  Part of that is due to their work in Street View over the years and … [Read more...]

Google Street View imagery released in Venice


Over the past few years, we've seen Google use some great techniques to bring Street View imagery to unique places.  They've taken some of their devices and captured imagery from a snowmobile, a … [Read more...]

Visit U.S. National Parks in Google Earth during the government shutdown


The United States National Parks may all be closed right now due to the government shutdown, but you can always visit them in Google Earth! The best place to start is the official "US National … [Read more...]

Walk through a Street View-powered corn maze


Earlier this year we showed you a collection of corn mazes that were viewable in Google Earth, but none of them allowed you to actually explore them via Street View. Thanks to Kyle Giesbrecht of … [Read more...]

Google adds a variety of animal parks and zoos to Street View


Google has just pushed out another major update to Street View, this time adding imagery from a variety of zoos and animal parks around the world. The list of updated areas … [Read more...]

News roundup: Eiffel Tower Street View, new Maps for all, Royal Gorge Bridge


Some fun news stories for today: The Eiffel Tower is in Street View To go along with all of the Street View imagery that Google has been adding lately, they just added imagery from the Eiffel Tower … [Read more...]

Major updates to Street View and 3D Imagery


Google has quietly rolled out some fresh Street View imagery, and the initial look is that it's a very substantial update. Thanks to GEB readers 'Munden' and 'Kyle' for being the first to let us know … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for June, 2013


The end of June is nearly upon us. Here are some of the highlights from the month: We took a look at Colin Hazelhurt's "Sailing Alone Around the World" set of tours, which he continues to create … [Read more...]

Experience the Burj Khalifa in Street View


The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world, is now accessible via Street View.  Google used a variety of devices and techniques (including the "trekker") to capture the building and … [Read more...]