The best of Google Earth for July 2015

Google has continued to roll out 3D imagery, with over 50 new or updated areas so far in July. In addition, we saw indications that Google is interested in getting 3D imagery for Indian cities.


Picturesque Lübeck, Germany, one of over 50 new areas of 3D this month.

We have seen quite a lot of satellite and aerial imagery added this month, but Google has not updated any of its ‘imagery update’ maps, nor the new ‘Satellite imagery updates’ layer in Google Earth. We had a look at some interesting finds in the new imagery and thank you to GEB readers for pointing out some further locations in the comments of that post.

3DcitieslayerOn the 29th of June, in celebration of Google Earth’s 10th anniversary, Google added some new layers to Google Earth under the heading ‘Voyager’. This month we did a series of posts looking at these new layers. We also suggested adding a layer marking interesting sights to be found in Google Earth imagery.

EuropeWe showed you how to animate historical imagery by using Google Earth Tours. There is a lot of room for improvement and suggestions are welcome.

PlutoThis month NASA’s New Horizons mission did a Pluto fly-by and we had a look at the new imagery of Pluto in Google Earth before and after the flyby.

LandsatCapeTownWe had a go at getting Landsat 8 imagery into Google Earth. Thank you to Geosage for providing some useful extra tips in the comments.

GoogleEarthStreetViewWe made a JavaScript converter to convert from Google Maps Street View URLs to Google Earth Street View KMLs. Thank you to GEB reader LeRoy for letting us know that it wasn’t working in Internet Explorer. We have fixed the problem and it should now work in all modern browsers.

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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  1. Need a Windows 10 compliant G Earth, currently GE will not install onto my system



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