Google Mistake – fixed – News came out over the last few days that Google had made a mistake labeling some locations for Google maps in an area where a border is disputed between India and China. Google apologized for the mistake immediately, and today he labels are corrected. The timing was particularly bad because there was a negotiation about the disputed area between the two countries in progress. Stefan Geens wrote an excellent summary of the situation and explained how Google’s disputed border mapping works.
Eclipse Shadow Animation – Michael of HeyWhatsThat.com created this cool animation (using Google Earth plugin) of the July 22nd solar eclipse which shows the umbra and penumbra shadow of the eclipse as it crosses the Earth. This was in response to a tweet with a link to a NOAA satellite photo showing the real shadow as seen from space.
Locating Missile Strike – Stefan of OgleEarth also did an excellent job searching for the location of the missile strike that may have killed Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud. Definitely worth a read to both see the location and how Stefan got his information.
Fovant Badges – I really liked this GoogleSightseeing story of the WWII badges drawn into the side of a chalk hill in the UK. The story has placemarks to the locations – I encourage looking at it with GE so you can see the 3D perspective. Here’s a link showing several of the badges with EarthURL.