Archives for November 2013


Happy Thanksgiving!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the US, and I'm looking forward to taking it easy and enjoying time with family, eating the big meal, and watching some football. A few years ago, Frank created the … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth for crime (and for preventing it)

Over the years we've shown you a number of examples of law enforcement using Google Earth to catch criminals and IT World has just put out a large list of ways that Google Earth has been used for both … [Read more...]

How to use Google Earth to assist with your “prepping”

The trend of "prepping", or being prepared specifically for a major societal disruption (large scale rioting, economic collapse, blackouts, etc), is a growing trend. While there is much debate about … [Read more...]

Checking back in with the “Google Earth War” game

Eight years ago I created a game on Google Earth Hacks titled "GE War".  It was based very loosely on the idea of a Risk-style "take over the world" game, and it started as mostly a proof-of-concept … [Read more...]

Using Google Lit Trips to follow your favorite characters in Google Earth

Adding geographical context to a story can be a great way to dive further into it.  A great example of that is following the path of Louis Zamperini from "Unbroken", as he had an amazing journey.  If … [Read more...]

Finding the world’s best, worst, biggest, oldest and most dangerous places

George at MyReadingMapped has been a busy guy.  He's posted maps to help lay out the Trayvon Martin murder case, a huge collection of sunken ships, the "parting of the Red Sea" and many others. He's … [Read more...]

Geography Awareness Week 2013

Each year during the third week of November, National Geographic and other organizations help celebrate Geography Awareness Week to help raise awareness of the importance of geography education.  The … [Read more...]

Amazing nonprofits that are using “Geo for Good”

Google has a great history of using Google Earth for good causes.  Google first unveiled the Google Earth Outreach program more than six years ago, and they've done amazing things with it in that … [Read more...]

Nice new enhancements to the Formula One Google Earth game

Earlier this year we showed an excellent Formula 1 racing game for Google Earth that was created by "MisterFoley". With the 2013 Formula 1 Grand Prix heading to Austin, Texas this weekend, they've … [Read more...]

Google Street View imagery released in Venice

Over the past few years, we've seen Google use some great techniques to bring Street View imagery to unique places.  They've taken some of their devices and captured imagery from a snowmobile, a … [Read more...]