Archives for December 2014


3D Fireworks in Google Earth

By the time you read this, it will already be 2015 in the Line Islands of Kiribati, as it is the first location on Earth to celebrate the new year. It is an interesting fact about the peculiarities of … [Read more...]

Google Earth 3D imagery progress

Yesterday we looked at Google's progress in imagery updates. Today we will look at the progress Google has been making in rolling out 3D areas in Google Earth. Back in September we worked out the area … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – December 17th, 2014

Google has updated the ‘Latest Google Earth Imagery’ map, showing an update on December 17th. Thank you to GEB reader 'AC' for letting us know. Latest Google Earth Imagery map – December 17th, 2014. … [Read more...]

Americons: a Google Earth tour

We have featured Colin Hazelhurst's work a number of times before, including a recreation of the famous flight of The Spirit of St. Louis flown by Charles Lindberg, and James Cook's circumnavigation … [Read more...]

Santa’s village on Google Earth

We have in the past shared our holiday greeting card in the form of a KML file you can download and view in Google Earth. This year, for Christmas, we have taken inspiration from our Halloween … [Read more...]

Santa Trackers now live

On December 3rd we told you about the two Santa trackers that are available this year, and pointed out that there was a 3 hour difference between the two count downs. NORAD's count down expired first, … [Read more...]

Christmas sightseeing in Google Earth

In past years we have looked at Giant Santa's and Christmas Trees in Google Street View (via Google Sightseeing). This year we look at a reindeer near Ersfjordbotn, Norway that the Street View car … [Read more...]

Dianne goes for you

In September we talked about Google's Ground Truth project that Google uses to keep its maps up to date. We also directed you to Google Map Maker, should you wish to assist with keeping the maps up to … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – December 9th, 2014

Google have updated their 'Latest Google Earth Imagery' map showing an update on December 9th. Thank you to GEB reader André for letting us know. Latest Google Earth Imagery map – December 9th, … [Read more...]

Looking at the new 3D in New York City

Last week Google updated the 3D imagery for New York City and San Francisco. We had a brief look at New York and noted a problem with Street View crashing Google Earth. We also had a look at some … [Read more...]