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 also recently been removing a number of areas. This has happened in the past and usually it is only for a short while, but occasionally it has been a long time before the imagery has been replaced. Apparently Nashville has been removed and added again a number of times. We have not yet made a decision on how to handle this in our KML file. Suggestions are welcome.

Google has continued to update satellite imagery but have not updated their map since December 17th. We hope this is just temporary.

We saw Street View added to Bangladesh and Greenland. The two countries are complete opposites in terms of temperature and population.


Greenland.


Bangladesh.

We also had a look at the Monster Milktruck ported to Cesium and were quite impressed with the performance. Cesium is certainly looking to be a viable replacement for some uses of the deprecated Google Earth plugin.

We celebrated Valentine’s Day with a romantic trip to Venice which received new 3D imagery this month.

About Timothy Whitehead

Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.






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Comments

  1. Followed your suggestions for Pro Download, and have it on Phone! Not on HP, since suggested Option NOT SHOWN! Alternate Path?

  2. Yeah I wonder why Google removes 3d areas as well. Dublin, Ireland is gone now.

  3. New Imagery? Anyone see new imagery in your country after 25 February?



PLEASE NOTE: Google Earth Blog is no longer writing regular posts. As a result, we are not accepting new comments or questions about Google Earth. If you have a question, use the official Google Earth and Maps Forums or the Google Earth Community Forums.