Google Earth 3D imagery progress

Google has recently released a new batch of 3D imagery. The last major release was in early February. Thank you to all the GEB readers that contribute by finding new areas and drawing outlines. Below … [Read more...]

Google Earth Tour builder: Part 3 – Labelling

This is part 3 of our Tour Builder series where we try to develop tools to make creating Google Earth Tours easier. When you create a tour that visits a list of locations, one thing you want to do is … [Read more...]

Whales in Google Earth

We recently came across this interesting article about counting whales using DigitalGlobe's satellite imagery. Unfortunately the imagery in question has not made it into Google Earth. We have several … [Read more...]

Google Earth Tour builder: Part 2 – Arcs between locations

This is part 2 of a series where we gradually create a Google Earth Tour builder tool. We started last week with a tool that took a set of placemarks and created a tour that circles each placemark. … [Read more...]

Earth Hour and Sea Ice

Earth Hour takes place tomorrow, March 25th, 2017 at 8:30-9:30PM local time. Earth Hour is when people (and organizations) around the globe switch off their lights to show support for the need to take … [Read more...]

Google Earth imagery updates – Sport

Although the majority of sights we look at in Google Earth imagery are natural disasters or man-made disasters, today we are having a look at a couple of sporting events. These are not coincidence, … [Read more...]

Google Earth Tour builder: Part 1 – Circling

Google Earth has the ability to display very sophisticated tours. However, this capability is underutilised. The reason for this is simple; there is a lack of good tools for creating tours, which … [Read more...]

Planet adds time dimension to its maps

Satellite imaging company Planet has recently released a new version of Planet Explorer, a tool for exploring its vast collection of satellite imagery. Read more about it on the Planet blog. Planet … [Read more...]

Street View comes to Tunisia and a Vanuatuan volcano

Google has recently added Street View for Tunisia and the island of Ambrym, Vanuatu. Tunisia Tunisia has some interesting architecture, including mosques, churches and even ancient Roman … [Read more...]

Kyrgyzstan landslides in Google Earth

On April 27th, 2016, a landslide occurred in Kyrgyzstan and was captured on video as you can see below. The Landslide Blog also wrote about it here and here. We have been keeping an eye on the … [Read more...]