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 each week.

We showed you fresh imagery from the devastation following the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

Google pushed out some nice updates to their ocean map, as well as fresh 3D Imagery in a variety of cities around the world and quite a lot of fresh Street View imagery.

NASA’s Earth Observatory shared some amazing imagery from the Bingham Canyon Mine landslide.

We showed you some of our favorite tips for making Google Earth work better on your computer.

Google took Street View to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, then they updated the base imagery to look even more amazing from space.

If you’re looking for more areas to explore, these 25,000 ancient sites should keep you busy.

What was your favorite Google Earth story in June?

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. Adding to the above, Google has just updated the Google Earth software to version As it is a minor version, I presume there are no new features, just bug fixes.

  2. Vladislav says:

    I understand the new satellite images do not wait for this month?

  3. SpiderX22 says:

    Battleship Island (Hashima Island) is on Street View too now

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