Archives for June 2013


The best of Google Earth for June, 2013

The end of June is nearly upon us. Here are some of the highlights from the month: We took a look at Colin Hazelhurt's "Sailing Alone Around the World" set of tours, which he continues to create … [Read more...]

Google Earth Base Imagery Enhancements

Back in January, Google updated the base layer (the layer seen at higher altitudes) of imagery of the Earth to make things more realistic, eliminating the patchwork-like appearance that Google Earth … [Read more...]

Explore 25,000 ancient sites in Google Earth with the Megalithic Portal

If you're ready to do some exploring, an amazing compilation of sites assembled by Andy at The Megalithic Portal will keep you busy for hours!  He's released a compilation of more than 25,000 … [Read more...]

Google publishes Crisis Response map for the Alberta Flooding

As they do after many major weather-related events around the world (such as Moore, Oklahoma last month), Google has just published a Crisis Response map for Alberta to help citizens deal with the … [Read more...]

Experience the Burj Khalifa in Street View

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world, is now accessible via Street View.  Google used a variety of devices and techniques (including the "trekker") to capture the building and … [Read more...]

Mashable’s “Google Earth Tips for Power Users”

Mashable recently posted an article titled "10 Google Earth Tips for Power Users" that gained quite a bit of attention.  If you read our site very often you're likely already familiar with the tips, … [Read more...]

Tips for optimizing Google Earth

If you're wondering what Google Earth experts do to make things run faster or better, this post describes tips on how to set up your Google Earth options ("Preferences" on the Mac). These options can … [Read more...]

Find Mountain Bike Trails with the MTB Project

We've seen websites and projects over the years that use Google Earth to show off trails including the Appalachian Trail, Civil War trails, and tons of others with sites like EveryTrail.  The site … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to find water for power plants

Here in the United States, we're very fortunate that the inability to find water to drink is an extremely rare event for any of our citizens.  Because of the abundance of water in most areas, we can … [Read more...]

The Bingham Canyon Mine landslide in Google Earth

Back in April, the Bingham Canyon Mine was home to the largest non-volcanic landslide in the history of North America, when nearly 70 million cubic meters of dirt and rock collapsed into the pit.  The … [Read more...]