The best of Google Earth for July, 2014

We saw some great new Google Earth-related stories in July, and here are some of my favorites.

We took a closer look behind Google’s annual Santa Tracker.

With the death of Louis Zamperini, we showed you a full timeline of events from his life.


We looked at some of the differences between Google Earth and Google Maps.

We found ways to explore earthquake fault lines using Google Earth.

earthquake fault lines

We took a look at the great new 3d imagery in London.

3d london

We showed you some ways that people are using Google Earth to learn more about what happened with Flight MH17.

mh17 in google earth

On the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, we showed you some excellent visualizations from Erik Hellstedt.

world war i

We showed you how DigitalGlobe is helping to track forest fires in southeast Asia.

digitalglobe forest fires

What was your favorite story from July?

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.


  1. Street view in Serbia !

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