Archives for May 2013


Kitchen Nightmares in Google Earth

Roughly a year ago, the user 'sladys' in the Google Earth Hacks forums posted a great file that shows the location of every restaurant from the "Kitchen Nightmares" television show in the United … [Read more...]

The amazing colors of Laguna Verde, Argentina

The NASA Earth Observatory site shares many incredible images with us, and this image of Laguna Verde in northwest Argentina is amazing! The various colors of the water are due to a variety of … [Read more...]

Today is the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Mount Everest

Today marks an amazing day in history; back on May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest. At a height of 29,029 feet, … [Read more...]

Check out “Mapping with Google” to learn more about Google Earth

Running from June 10-24, Google is offering a new online course two geo-related areas: Google Maps and Google Earth. Google Maps: Explore features of the new Google Maps. Learn to create and share … [Read more...]

Exploring urban growth in Spain with Google Earth

A few weeks ago, we showed you a neat project from Google that shows the human impact in various cities thanks to various ages of imagery for specific locations around the world. A similar project … [Read more...]

Commemorate Memorial Day with Google Earth

On this Memorial Day, we offer you a few tools to help honor those who gave it all. As we've done the last few years, we encourage you to check out Sean Askay's Map the Fallen project. Using his … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – May 25, 2013

It appears that Google has just pushed out a new imagery update! Thanks to GEB reader 'Georg' for being the first to let us know about it, and thanks to 'Baba' and 'Munden' for finding some additional … [Read more...]

The future of the Street View Trekker

We told you about the Street View "trekker" a few months ago; the amazing backpack-based camera system for adding Street View imagery from remote locations. The folks from TechCrunch have been … [Read more...]

SketchUp 2013 released

Trimble (the company that purchased SketchUp last year) has just released SketchUp 2013 with a variety of upgrades and enhancements. Extension Warehouse The new Extension Warehouse is designed to be … [Read more...]

Moore, Oklahoma in Google Earth

As Google often does after horrible events like the tornadoes in Oklahoma this week, Google has created a Crisis Response Page to assist with the relief effort. ┬áThe map includes a wealth of … [Read more...]