USGS 3D Elevation Program

Mount St. Helens

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has a program called the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). From the USGS website: The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to growing … [Read more...]

The Napa earthquake in satellite imagery

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We recently came across this map in the Maps Gallery which alerted us to the the fact that Google Earth (and Maps) has imagery taken soon after the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck Napa Valley, … [Read more...]

Exploring earthquake fault lines in Google Earth

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We've talked about Earthquakes quite a lot over the years, as Google Earth is a great tool for visualizing those types of events. However, we've not shown very much related to the actual fault lines … [Read more...]

Exploring historical imagery with Google Timelapse

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The historical imagery feature of Google Earth is an amazing tool, allowing you to browse imagery from a handful of different years for any given location on earth.  Google has recently been working … [Read more...]

Google Earth A to Z: Earthquakes

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When earthquakes occur, tools like Google Earth can be very helpful for visualizing the affected areas and working to help those in need of assistance. Relief organizations use Google Earth and … [Read more...]

A Google Earth Odyssey

We've seen artists use Google Earth as a major part of their project before. Jenny Odell's work comes to mind (such as "Every Basketball Court in Manhattan"), but there have been neat projects like … [Read more...]

Earth As Art

Last night we showed you some of the fresh new imagery that Google released, and we're still digging to find other areas that are new, but today we've got something a bit different. Wired Magazine … [Read more...]

Shaded Relief Map for Google Earth

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GEB reader Jiro Shirota wrote to say he has completed a dynamic KML which shows Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) digital elevation model in a shaded relief format for the Earth. He had … [Read more...]

Carolina Beach Inlet in Google Earth

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A couple of months ago, when I was planning to take our sailing catamaran Tahina down to Carolina Beach, North Carolina, I used Google Earth to research the new location before we made the decision … [Read more...]

New Contour Lines in Google Maps

Google has announced a new feature to the terrain relief maps they added last November to Google Maps. Now when you zoom in closer, the terrain shows contour lines to give you an even better feel for … [Read more...]