Archives for March 2016


The best of Google Earth for March 2016

This month saw the fifth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. In memory of the disaster, Google released fresh Street View and aerial imagery. Some was captured soon after the … [Read more...]

Street View Trekker visits Thailand

Thailand has had Street View as far back as 2012. This post on the Google LatLong Blog says that over 150 other places and national treasures have recently received Street View. However, many of the … [Read more...]

The Oklahoma Earthquakes

Starting in 2009 the state of Oklahoma has seen a dramatic increase in seismic activity. According to Wikipedia, it has gone from an average of less than two 3.0+ Mw earthquakes per year to hundreds … [Read more...]

The Batcave now visible in Street View

As revealed by Google Maps Mania, "Bruce Wayne's residence" has been captured in Street View and it includes the Batcave. It is not true Street View, but what Google calls either 'Business View' or … [Read more...]

Watching artificial islands grow in Google Earth – Part 2

Yesterday we had a look at some artificial islands in the Persian Gulf region. Today we are looking at artificial islands in other parts of the world. We have chosen only islands that have been … [Read more...]

Looking at the growth of artificial Islands in Google Earth

There are quite a lot of artificial islands being built around the world. For example, last year we had a look at the islands that China is building in the Spratleys. Today we are looking at … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka gets Street View

Google has recently released Street View for the country of Sri Lanka. Read more about it on the Google LatLong blog. As of this writing the blue outlines for the Sri Lankan Street View are not yet … [Read more...]

Caching Google Earth imagery with path tours

We have recently been catching up on the outlines for our KML of Google Earth 3D areas. The internet speeds here in Cape Town increase every year, but we still seem to spend a lot of time waiting for … [Read more...]

What’s that Image: Fire, Flood and Mud

Today we are having a look at some of the interesting imagery we have been able to find in the latest Google Earth imagery update. In November last year there were a number of bush fires in South … [Read more...]

Watching Antarctic Ice Sheets Crack with Landsat Imagery

We recently came across this interesting story about an ice shelf in Antarctica which is slowly breaking off. The original story is on the NASA website here. The article features a couple of Landsat … [Read more...]