Most Popular Stories About Google Earth 2017

Although this blog has stopped regular blog postings, Google Earth still has a legacy of amazing stories and content. This post summarizes some of the most popular content found by our readers during … [Read more...]

This Google Earth Fan Site Ending Daily Blog Posts Starting Today

This is a post I have been reluctant to write. I started this blog 12 years ago to bring news and share enthusiasm about one of the best software applications, and datasets, I have ever seen. Still to … [Read more...]

Pictures from the ISS: Photos by Thomas Pesquet in Google Earth

We recently came across a site called "Thomas Pesquet in Google Earth". It features a KML file that includes over 620 photographs of Earth form the International Space Station (ISS) by French … [Read more...]

Seconds from launch? A prepped rocket on the launchpad

Yesterday we showed you a video created by satellite imaging company Planet of the launch of their most recent flock of Doves using a series of images they had captured from orbit. As we mentioned in … [Read more...]

Satellite launch in satellite imagery

A couple of weeks ago, satellite imaging company Planet launched a flock of 48 'Doves', their low cost imaging satellites. They managed to capture imagery of the launch from one of the Doves already … [Read more...]

Google Earth Imagery Update: Volcanic Island in Alaska and Fire in Russia

Google has recently added some fresh imagery to Google Earth. It is currently only visible in the default layer, so there will be more to see once Google updates the 'historical imagery' layer as … [Read more...]

Colorising Black and White Historical Aerial Imagery

We were recently contacted by Zachary Bortolot an Associate Professor in the Geographic Science Program at James Madison University. He has been developing a method of realistically colorising black … [Read more...]

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 phenomena 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...]