Archives for July 2013


What the imagery dates really mean in Google Earth

As you probably know, when you're looking at an area on Google Earth, the date the imagery was captured appears in the bottom center of the screen, as shown here: However, what does that date … [Read more...]

Making high-quality movies with Google Earth

We've mentioned Planet In Action's Paul van Dinther on GEB quite a few times in the past.  From his games like "Ships" and "Drive the A-Team Van" to his amazing projects like the A-tour, he always has … [Read more...]

Showing 3D nuclear explosions in Google Earth

Google Earth/Maps has been used to show the location of nuclear bombs and map out nuclear disaster potential for a while now.  Alex Wellerstein's NukeMap was a very popular tool, and now he's back … [Read more...]

Google pushing out 3D Imagery at a rapid pace

Last month we shared a big 3D Imagery update with you (June 11) when Google had added a few more cities.  Then a few weeks later they added more (July 3). Then last week they added a bunch … [Read more...]

The SpaceNavigator remains the best way to use Google Earth

With the LeapMotion finally launching soon (hopefully), I thought it'd be fun to once again take a look at the current king of Google Earth controls -- the 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator. It's been … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe takes a look at the last 50 years of the satellite industry

DigitalGlobe, who supplies much of the imagery that we enjoy in Google Earth, has just released a video that walks through the history of satellites.  In their words: “The satellite industry has … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – July 23, 2013

Google has just pushed out a fresh batch of imagery! Thanks to GEB reader 'Munden' for being the first to let us know about it. As is almost always the case, you can use Google Maps to … [Read more...]

Six amazing discoveries found via Google Earth

Over the years there have been some amazing discoveries made using Google Earth.  We've shown you craters, Roman Villas, fossils, rain forests and more.  A recent story from Banoosh shows off six of … [Read more...]

44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission

44 years ago tomorrow, July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. The best way to experience the landing is by viewing this … [Read more...]

Mapping the Trayvon Martin murder case

The Trayvon Martin murder case was decided a few days ago, with the jury finding George Zimmerman "not guilty" of second-degree murder or manslaughter.  However, it remains a very hot topic as people … [Read more...]