The best of Google Earth for August, 2013

August brought a variety of interesting and informative stories to us.  Here are a few of our favorites from the month:

I finally got my hands on a Leap Motion controller to try it out with Google Earth.  It’s really cool, but ultimately not as useful as my trusty SpaceNavigator.

Millions of kids went back to school, so we shared some great ways to use Google Earth in the classroom.

Google pushed out quite a bit more 3D imagery, continuing a rapid expansion in that area.  They also released fresh Street View imagery in a variety of areas around the world.

We showed you a neat way to view the ice on Mount Everest.

The “Kazakhstan Pentagram” that was making the news had a rather boring outcome.

We looked at some ways to use Google Earth to understand geomorphology and view ecological disintegration.

We took a look at some ways to track the massive Rim Fire in the western United States.

We walked through a very cool Street View-powered corn maze.

What was your favorite story of the month?

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.

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