Wikipedia data for US Tornadoes in Google Earth

Wikipedia has lists of notable tornadoes and tornado outbreaks worldwide for each year. For example, here is the list for 2016. There are also more detailed lists, such as this one for US Tornadoes … [Read more...]

The Jiangsu tornado

Although Google has neglected to update 'historical imagery' in Google Earth since early June, they have been adding fresh imagery, and when it is reasonably good quality, it goes into the default … [Read more...]

Google Earth Imagery Update: The Dallas, Texas Tornados

Google has recently pushed out another imagery update. Below we show approximate maps of where the new imagery from April, May and June can be found. There is almost certainly older imagery too, but … [Read more...]

Google Earth Imagery Update: LaPlace tornado

Google has recently pushed out another imagery update. We have mapped out the approximate locations of imagery for March, April and May, 2016. The last update we did maps for was this one. There was a … [Read more...]

Sentinel vs Landsat imagery

Yesterday we had a look at Snapsat, a useful website for obtaining Landsat imagery. The location we chose was Dallas, Texas and a track made by a tornado in December last year.We thought it would be … [Read more...]

Snapsat Beta for Landsat imagery

We have previously had a look at how to get Landsat imagery into Google Earth. We have used a number of different techniques over time, but in all cases, obtaining high quality Landsat imagery … [Read more...]

Seeing a tornado track with Landsat imagery

We have looked at the paths of destruction caused by tornadoes in Google Earth imagery a number of times before. Nearly every one of the tornadoes we have looked at in the US occurred in the months of … [Read more...]

Rochelle/Fairdale Tornado Damage now Visible in Google Earth

We have looked at tornado damage in Google Earth a number of times before, including tornado's that struck the US towns of: Pilger, Nebraska and Wessington Springs, South Dakota Mayflower, Arkansas - … [Read more...]

Tornado damage in Google Earth

We recently came across this article featuring Google Earth imagery showing the town of Pilger, Nebraska, before and after a tornado. After a bit of research, it appears that the newly added image is … [Read more...]

The tornado damage in Mayflower, Arkansas

The NASA Earth Observatory site brings us amazing images from time to time (such as some of these), and they're back with some fresh imagery from the tornadoes that have ripped across the central … [Read more...]