The best of Google Earth for July, 2013

July was a great month for Google Earth!

Early in the month we showed you some great ways to track the Tour de France and to gain a better understanding of the Battle of Gettysburg on the 150th anniversary of that event.

Google pushed out some new 3D Imagery updates on July 3 and July 26, taking the coverage to over 150 cities.

We looked at 10 amazing “earth scars“, as well as some other impressive discoveries in Google Earth.

In terms of satellite imagery, MapBox announced that they’d soon have near real-time imagery available, while DigitalGlobe took us on a tour of the past 50 years of the satellite industry.

With the Leap Motion finally shipping (mine is en route) we took another look at the timeless SpaceNavigator.

Paul van Dinther gave us some amazing tips on ways to create high-quality movies with Google Earth.

We took another look at what the imagery dates at the bottom of Google Earth really mean.

What was your favorite Google Earth story in July?

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. We very much need to see the imagery of the Village as of July 28, 2013, the day after an extreme flood event. Can you refresh the Village of Corrales, New Mexico, 87048 imagery ASAP? Thank you a billion times. We’re meeting with FEMA folks in a couple of hours. Cyndie Tidwell, PZA and Floodplain Manager.

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