The best of Google Earth for January, 2014

January saw some great stories related to Google Earth.  Here are my favorites from the month:

We took a look at the impressive Google Earth Climate Change, Pollution and Privacy Viewer.

The Atlantic had a great story on twelve maps that changed the world.

A polar vortex brought amazingly low temperatures to much of the United States, and NOAA released some awesome imagery of it.

DigitalGlobe again held their popular “image of the year” contest, with a phenomenal shot of Mount Vesuvius taking the crown.

Google expanded their 3D imagery into a handful of cities across Japan.

We took a look at a mysterious-looking object on the moon.

We played a fun snowboarding game from MisterFoley.

We showed you an amazing project from Stefan Geens at OgleEarth, where he created a file that matched up all of the views from the movie “Gravity” in Google Earth.

Lastly, we took a look at MetLife Stadium, home of this Sunday’s Super Bowl.

What was your favorite story from January?

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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