Archives for August 2014


Burning Man 2014

We have talked about Burning Man a number of times before (2013, 2011,2010, 2007, 2006). Burning Man is a cartographer's nightmare, because it is a city that is built within a matter of days, lasts … [Read more...]

Digital Globe releases first images from WorldView-3

We told you a couple of weeks ago about the launch of DigitalGlobe's latest satellite, WorldView-3. On Tuesday, August 18, less than two weeks after its launch, they released the first images from … [Read more...]

The TARDIS in Google Earth

The popular British TV Series "Dr Who" Series 8's premiere episode aired on Saturday, August 23, 2014. The series features a blue British police box known as the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth and goats to combat wildfires.

We have brought you many stories in the past involving Google Earth and wildfire. For example, stories about people and organizations using Google Earth to monitor wildfires in progress, coordinate … [Read more...]

The history of aerial photography

With the successful launch of the imaging satellite WorldView-3 by DigitalGlobe recently, featuring the latest technology in satellite imaging, it is a good time to take a look at where it all … [Read more...]

New Street View imagery – Indonesia and Cambodia

We told you in April about Street View imagery in Cambodia around the temples of Angkor Wat. Now, Google have released imagery for much of the rest of Cambodia, as well as a significant amount in … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – August 5th, 2014

[Update: The map and KML in this post automatically updates as Google updates their Maps Gallery version. As of this update, the map being displayed is for August 13th, 2014.] It appears Google … [Read more...]

Creative cat tracking in Google Earth

Here's a fun use of Google Earth and GPS -- tracking cats. It started when Tiana Warner at safe.com found out about a way to track cats: Where do cats go when they’re outside all day and night? … [Read more...]

Google Earth instrumental in discovery of new chameleon species

Back in 2005 Julian Bayliss, a biologist at London’s Kew Gardens, discovered a brand new rainforest that had previously never been studied — and he found it using Google Earth. We told you about it in … [Read more...]

An alien on the Moon?

We have told you in the past about various news stories reporting apparent alien activity in Google Earth imagery. For example, this story, where sonar tracks from ships were mistaken for an … [Read more...]