Archives for August 2015

Chinese street maps out of alignment in Google Earth and Google Maps

While investigating the recent explosions in Tianjin, China, we noticed that the street map of China is out of alignment in both Google Earth and Google Maps. It is tempting to think that the … [Read more...]

Open Location Code / Plus Code to KML converter

Open Location Codes also known as Plus Codes are an initiative by Google to provide addresses to parts of the world that do not have Street Names or other easily traceable or official addresses. … [Read more...]

North Korea – Statues and Uranium

We have looked at censorship of aerial imagery in Google Earth and even noted censorship of 3D imagery. However, censorship rarely extends to satellite imagery, as only the country in which the … [Read more...]

Converting a Google Maps screenshot to Google Earth

Yesterday we looked at a problem with the Street View layer of Google Earth. We thought it would be interesting to compare the Street View coverage as shown in Google Earth with that shown in Google … [Read more...]

The blue Street View layer

Thank you to GEB reader Chris for letting us know about a problem with the blue Street View layer. It appears that some locations that have Street View do not show the blue lines that normally appear … [Read more...]

Historical imagery captured on the same day

We have recently spent quite a lot of time looking through historical imagery and reported some of the most interesting finds from recent imagery, including: The Amtrak train derailment in … [Read more...]

2015 Brazil floods in Google Earth

Earlier this week we looked a flood damage in Georgia and Texas. Thank you to GEB reader for pointing us to imagery of flooding in Magdeburg, Germany in 2013. Find it in Google Earth with this KML … [Read more...]

From Excel to KML via XML export

There are a number of different ways to get data from Microsoft Excel into Google Earth. There are various web-based tools to do the job, such as the one we mentioned in this post. Another way is to … [Read more...]

70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that took place on August 6th and 9th, 1945 respectively. The Nagasaki Archive that we have referred you to in the … [Read more...]

Flood damage in Google Earth

We have looked at flooding a number of times in the past, including satellite and aerial imagery of flooding and its aftermath, crisis response maps, simulated sea level rise and most recently a data … [Read more...]