Archives for February 2015

The best of Google Earth for February 2015

We have spent a lot of this month exploring the features of the now free Google Earth Pro. Google has continued to add to 3D imagery, with 48 additions so far in February. Oddly though, they have … [Read more...]

Google Earth Pro: regionation

We have recently been looking at some of the features exclusive to the now free Google Earth Pro. Today we are looking at the 'regionate' feature. The regionate tool is a way to make large datasets … [Read more...]

Google Earth plugin showcase: Geo-Wiki

This is the eleventh in our series showcasing the Google Earth plugin and its various uses. Today we are looking at Geo-Wiki, a site that uses crowd-sourcing to do environmental monitoring of the … [Read more...]

Measuring in Google Earth Pro

Last month Google removed the US$399 a year price tag from Google Earth Pro and released it for free. There is no longer any need to sign up for a licence key, simply login with your email address and … [Read more...]

Google updating 3D areas

In December last year, Google updated the 3D imagery in New York and San Francisco with newer, better quality imagery. Since then Google has updated a number of other cities. Thank you to GEB reader … [Read more...]

Greenland gets Street View

Google has released some Street View imagery in Greenland. Thank you to GEB reader Chris for bringing this to our attention. There is also significant expansion to the coverage of Bangladesh that we … [Read more...]

The Dubai 3D mapping project

We recently came across this interesting article. It appears that the Dubai Municipality plans to create a 3D map of the whole emirate. It is intended primarily for government use, but it will also be … [Read more...]

Google Earth plugin showcase: FlightRadar 24

This is the tenth in our series showcasing the Google earth plugin. Today we are looking at FlightRadar24, a website that shows live air traffic around the world. FlightRadar24 uses a number of … [Read more...]

Monster Milktruck ported to Cesium

The Monster Milktruck is a demo of a driving simulator using the Google Earth plugin. It was created by Google in 2008 as part of the Google Earth API sample code to help developers get started with … [Read more...]

Where next Google Earth?

A couple of weeks ago Frank wrote about changes in Google's Google Maps and Google Earth organization. Since then, we have also noted that Google is working with Esri, to assist Google Earth … [Read more...]