Archives for May 2015


The best of Google Earth for May 2015

We spent quite a lot of May looking at interesting satellite imagery, most of which was added to Google Earth in either April or May. We looked at imagery in Nepal captured after the April 25th … [Read more...]

Rochelle/Fairdale Tornado Damage now Visible in Google Earth

We have looked at tornado damage in Google Earth a number of times before, including tornado's that struck the US towns of: Pilger, Nebraska and Wessington Springs, South Dakota Mayflower, Arkansas - … [Read more...]

This Land Was Our Land – World’s Largest Graffiti Mural

Yesterday we looked at some large art pieces by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada. Thank you to GEB reader Ryen McPherson for letting us know about a recent Graffiti project on an abandoned airstrip in the … [Read more...]

The artwork of Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada in Google Earth

We have a number of times looked at art work large enough to see in Google Earth, including some of the largest pieces of art in the world. Just over a year ago, we had a look at a piece of art … [Read more...]

New Version of Google Earth 7.1.5.1557

[Update 2: It appears that this release is necessary for viewing Google Maps Gallery maps including public maps that do not normally require a sign in. However, public Google Maps Engine maps such as … [Read more...]

New Nepal Imagery following May 12th Aftershock

Last week we talked about the new imagery in Google Earth following the April 25th Nepal earthquake. On May 12th Nepal experienced a major aftershock consisting of a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. Just … [Read more...]

The Oslo Blur

In September last year, soon after we first released our KML showing the areas covered by 3D imagery, GEB reader 'bubollofo' pointed out that there was a blurred square of imagery over Olso, … [Read more...]

Average Cloud Cover Map and Map Projections

We recently came across this article about a recently released map of average cloud cover for the last 13 years produced by NASA. The map is provided in the form of an image and a high resolution … [Read more...]

Sana’a Airport bomb damage

Thank you to GEB reader AC for pointing us to the recently added imagery of Sana'a Airport in Yemen. The image comes from DigitalGlobe and was captured on March 27th, 2015. Before and after images … [Read more...]

Oil Slick from Oil Platform Explosion in Google Earth

Most oil platforms can not be seen in Google Earth. This is because Google and its imagery providers do not bother with imagery of the oceans far from the coast unless there is something of particular … [Read more...]