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...]

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...]