Archives for December 2013


3D Fireworks in Google Earth

In celebration of the new year many people shoot off fireworks, and we love to show off the work of GEB reader 'Steven' who took it a step further and created some great 3D fireworks in Google Earth! … [Read more...]

The flight of Asiana #214 in Google Earth

Back in July, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash landed on final approach to San Francisco International Airport.  While three were killed in the crash, the other 304 passengers thankfully survived. … [Read more...]

Visualizing redevelopment using Google Earth

The city of Charlottesville, Virginia has plans for a major redevelopment of 330 acres.  While the plans are still in progress, Brian Wheeler took advantages of Google Earth to add some great context … [Read more...]

Viewing the Topography of the Thermohaline Circulation of the Oceans in Google Earth

With that mouthful of a title, our friends at MyReadingMapped have again created a very interesting map for us to check out.  In their words: If you do an image search for the Thermohaline … [Read more...]

Track Santa in Google Earth

As they've done for years, Google is once again helping to track Santa's journey around the world tomorrow! All of the action will be tracked on the official Santa Tracker site at … [Read more...]

Finding long barrows in Google Earth

We've shown you some work from Henry Rothwell's Digital Digging site before (such as the Hillforts we showed you back in April), and felt it was time to head back out there to see what's new.  Along … [Read more...]

New scars for the famous heart-shaped island near Croatia

The heart-shaped island of Galesnjak, located off the coast of Croatia, has long been considered a romantic destination when viewed from afar.  However, despite many requests to host weddings on the … [Read more...]

An island on the world’s largest lake on an island in a lake on an island

Did the title confuse you enough?  If you explore our planet long enough, you'll find some very neat things, such as the tiny island of Vulcan Point, seen here (inside the lake on the island in the … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to display knowledge

Over the years, the vast majority of the files we've showcased for Google Earth have been focused on adding more detail about our planet. We've seen a few others, such as Matt Fox's overlay of the … [Read more...]

The Spirit of St. Louis in Google Earth

Colin Hazlehurst has contributed some excellent tours to Google Earth over the years.  His most impressive is likely the recreation of Captain James Cook's circumnavigation of New Zealand, but he's … [Read more...]