Archives for May 2014


The best of Google Earth for May, 2014

We saw some amazing new Google Earth-related stories in May, and here are some of my favorites. We took a look at some of the tornado damage in Mayflower, Arkansas. We showed you some ways to use … [Read more...]

Abandoned theme parks in Google Earth

Last year we showed you a collection of the best roller coasters in Google Earth, highlighting some amazing parks around the world. A recent article in the Huffington Post takes it the other … [Read more...]

Middle school students in Bluffton, South Carolina, build their town in 3D

Over the years we've seen a handful of schools integrate SketchUp to showcase their campus in 3D, such as Paragould and Hartford High Schools a few years ago. The latest example comes from McCracken … [Read more...]

Airport runways are beautiful in Google Earth

A while back we looked at some of the scariest airports in the Caribbean, but Lauren O'Neil has taken it further by finding some of the best-looking airports in the world in Google Earth. You can … [Read more...]

Commemorate Memorial Day with Google Earth

On this Memorial Day, we offer you a few tools to help honor those who gave it all. As we've done the last few years, we encourage you to check out Sean Askay's Map the Fallen project. Using his KML … [Read more...]

Tips to make Google Earth appear more realistic

Over the years, the realism of Google Earth has improved quite a lot and there are things you can do to make it more realistic. 3D Imagery The first one is pretty easy; simply by enabling the 3D … [Read more...]

Waffle House locations visualized on Google Earth

Here's an interesting use of Google Earth, that could apply to virtually any business with a variety of locations. Nik Freeman wanted to find a way to display the density of Waffle House restaurant … [Read more...]

Terrestrial Biomes in Google Earth

George at MyReadingMapped is a hard-working guy. Just a few weeks ago he brought us the map of the El Nino Zone, and he's previously created a variety of other excellent maps. Now he's back with a … [Read more...]

Did Google Earth discover an underwater alien base?

I had been ignoring this story since it's so crazy, but it seems to be popping up more and more so I felt it was time to address it. In short, the folks at "Before It's News" (and others) have been … [Read more...]

New Google Earth imagery – May 19, 2014

It appears that Google has just pushed out a new imagery update! Thanks to GEB readers 'Z C', 'Munden' and 'HGy' for being the first to let us know about it. As is often the case, you can use … [Read more...]