News Roundup

Will be gone backpacking for the next couple of days. So, if any news comes out, I may not report until Monday evening.

  • NOAA expands radar data for Google Earth – the National Weather Service RIDGE radar images overlayed over the satellite photos in GE are available in a number of different sizes and composites at this experimental NOAA site. US locations only.
  • How far can Hezbollah Reach” – A image created in photoshop using GE as a mapping tool was done by Kathryn Cramer last week. She got an amazing amount of press for the image.
  • Follow a Greenpeace Ship in the Bering Sea – the ship is taking note of the impact of overfishing and using GE to track and provide blog entries. This is a well done use of GE. Posted at the new Environment forum at the GEC.
  • Using Picasa/GE to Geotag Photos – This tutorial from Digital Geography shows you how to use the new feature in the Picasa 2 beta to geotag photos quickly and easily using Google Earth.
  • – an online guidebook of outdoor spots and weekend trips. This website lets you post placemarks, pictures and descriptions of your favorite outdoor places and start a thread of discussion. You use GE to create the placemarks, but a normal image map to find the locations.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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