Exploring the earth with NASA and Google Earth Portable

We’ve told you about Google Earth Portable before, a small server with pre-loaded Google Earth data on it that allows Google Earth access in remote areas.
While it’s often used in disaster situations, it can also be used for conducting research in areas that are far from internet connectivity. A great example of that is a project that Google and NASA conducted at Kelly Lake in British Columbia.


Discovery Channel has a great video that features Googler Sean Maday (who has shown us some cool Google Earth Plug-in tools in the past). The video isn’t embeddable, but you can watch it here on the Discovery Channel site.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. I love google earth it is awesome my husband and I are always messing around with it one of the coolest tools out there

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