Archives for March 2015


The best of Google Earth for March 2015

Google continued to roll out 3D imagery this month with around 68 new or expanded areas found in March including the addition of a new country, Croatia. We had a closer look at the Niagara Falls … [Read more...]

The Blue Marble

On Friday we looked at a view of the earth at night created by NASA. Today we are looking at another map created by NASA called Blue Marble. We have looked at NASA's Blue Marble images a number of … [Read more...]

Earth Hour

Earth Hour takes place this Saturday, 28th of March at 8:30 pm local time. Earth hour is an annual event designed to raise awareness of global climate change. Participants turn off their lights for a … [Read more...]

Google Views and Business View not working in Google Earth

Google Street View includes three different sources of imagery: Google Street View captured using Google's special cameras mounted on cars / boats or the Trekker. Google Views, which consists of … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – February 2015

Google has finally produced an Imagery Update map for February 2015. Until now, the most recent map showed the December 17th, 2014 update although we had noticed a large quantity of new imagery since … [Read more...]

Landsat data now on Amazon Web Services

The Landsat program is a joint initiative between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA. For a more in-depth look at the Landsat program and its history see this pdf. The Landsat program has four … [Read more...]

Another look at DigitalGlobe’s FirstLook coverage

Last week we had a look at Digital Globe's FirstLook service and some imagery of the damage done by Cyclone Pam to Vanuatu. We have been going through some of the locations from the DigitalGlobe … [Read more...]

Theatre map of Great Britain

We recently came across an excellent map of the theatres of Great Britain posted on Google Groups. The creator Sue Bunch has put a lot of work into it, with most Placemarks including a photo of the … [Read more...]

Cyclone Pam and DigitalGlobe FirstLook coverage

This last weekend Tropical Cyclone Pam struck the Islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific causing widespread devastation. We were asked by a GEB reader whether the satellite imaging companies would … [Read more...]

Planet Labs

Last year we had a look at Satellogic, a satellite imaging company that is planning to launch hundreds of imaging satellites. However, they are still in the very early stages of development and have … [Read more...]