Google Street View goes to the International Space Station

Yesterday Google announced on its blog that they have added views of the International Space Station (ISS) to Google Street View. The Google blog post is written by Thomas Pesquet, Astronaut at the … [Read more...]

Man made ‘Fairy Circles’

'Fairy Circles' are a phenomenon that occurs in the Namib desert involving circular patches of bare ground forming striking patterns visible in satellite imagery. We have looked at a number of similar … [Read more...]

Game of Thrones in Street View and Google Earth

In celebration of the season seven premiere of popular TV series “Game of Thrones”, Google has created a Street View collection of various locations used in the filming of the series. Although we … [Read more...]

Homeowner mows ‘A-hole’ message on lawn over a dispute with neighbour

A recent story in the news about a homeowner in Dungeness, Washington, USA who, as a result of a dispute with a neighbour wrote a giant message saying 'A hole' and an arrow pointing at his … [Read more...]

Planet Launches 48 More Satellites

On July 14, 2017, satellite imaging company Planet launched another 48 of their small, low resolution, satellites they call 'Doves' into orbit. They were launched on a Soyuz rocket together with a … [Read more...]

The Future of Google Earth Voyager

Google recently added some new Voyager tours titled 'I Am Amazon' featuring various stories from the Amazon. These tours are exclusively for the new browser-based Google Earth and the Android app. … [Read more...]

A Panda Solar Power Plant

A recent story in the news is about a solar plant recently completed in China that was designed in the shape of a panda. However, the images initially circulated were all artists concepts and not … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Desktop Version 7.3

[UPDATE 19-JULY-2017] Google updated the 7.3 release with a new version 7.3.0.3830 that fixed a problem with the Linux version, and also fixed an HTTP request issue. The "advanced" manual update … [Read more...]

Using Computer Vision and Street View to Map Urban Change

Researchers at MIT have been using computer vision to look at Street View and map urban change over time. Read more about it on Maps Mania. The original paper from MIT is here and a map of several US … [Read more...]

Trip View Bowls in New Google Earth

"Trip View Bowls" are porcelain bowls painted on the inside with a 360 degree landscape of a real world location. They are essentially what you would get if you painted Street View image on the inside … [Read more...]