Archives for October 2013


Create a giant 3D Google Earth pumpkin for Halloween

Seven years ago, Frank Taylor made a cool pumpkin overlay for Google Earth. It's still a fun toy to play with, so we're showing it off again. To make it work, simply download the KML here and that's … [Read more...]

Google Earth updated to version 7.1.2.2041

Google has just pushed out a nice update for the Google Earth platform, going from version 7.1.1.1888 to 7.1.2.2041.  You can download it from earth.google.com. Remember that new versions of Google … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for October, 2013

October was another great month for Google Earth.  Here are a few of my favorite stories from the last 30 days: The month began with 3DConnexion releasing their excellent "SpaceMouse" controller, a … [Read more...]

Following the “Scott Expedition” in Google Earth

Just over 100 years ago, Robert Scott made his famous expedition to the South Pole.  Ben Saunders and Tarka L'Herpiniere are currently re-tracing the route of Captain Scott, and Dj from OffroadingHome … [Read more...]

New 3D Imagery in Detroit, Salt Lake City, and likely other cities

While nothing has been announced by Google yet, it appears there was recently some fresh 3D Imagery released.  Salt Lake City, Utah and Detroit, Michigan are fresh, and it's quite likely that there … [Read more...]

Following the November 3 solar eclipse in Google Earth

One week from Sunday brings a bit of a rare event, with a "hybrid" solar eclipse for much of the world to see.  Most solar eclipses are either a "total" or "annular" eclipse, but this one brings a bit … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to teach math

A common refrain for students in a math class is "when are we ever gonna need this?" Real World Math is a site that tries to put math skills into real-world situations to help them feel more useful to … [Read more...]

Uncovering an ancient Greek “strip mall”

Archaeologists in Greece have uncovered an ancient portico in Argilos, which likely would have been a busy market and somewhat reminiscent of a strip mall today. The imagery for the area (seen … [Read more...]

Google Earth assists in another marijuana bust

We've seen some cases in the past of Google Earth being used to fight marijuana growing activities, such as this case back in 2009 and the various cases in California last year, but the most recent … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – October 21, 2013

It appears that Google has just pushed out a fresh batch of imagery! Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Munden’ for being the first to let us know about it. This imagery has already arrived in … [Read more...]