Archives for August 2016

The best of Google Earth for August 2016

Google has not updated 'historical imagery' for nearly two months, so we have not been able to monitor imagery updates. Just yesterday, a number of new 3D areas were discovered and reported in the … [Read more...]

‘Stabilizing’ our Landsat imagery animations

We have recently been doing a series of posts about Sentinel and Landsat imagery on Amazon Web Services (AWS), including releasing a KML file that automatically retrieves thumbnails of Landsat 8 … [Read more...]

India–Bangladesh enclaves

We recently came across this humorous take on the complicated border between India and Bangladesh. The video mentions that India and Bangladesh had agreed to swap enclaves in 2015 in an effort to … [Read more...]

Animating Sentinel-2 imagery in Google Earth

We have recently been doing a series of posts about Sentinel and Landsat imagery on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We created tools to let you quickly preview the latest Sentinel and Landsat imagery in … [Read more...]

Improving our contour algorithm

Last week we featured a tool for drawing contours which uses the Mapzen altitude API. We used a very simple algorithm called 'Marching Squares' that we found on Wikipedia. However, as GEB reader Боби … [Read more...]

4D Gondola in Google Earth

Steven Ho, whose work we often cover has recently updated a Google Earth animation he first created back in 2007 showing the Maokong Gondola of Taipei. We covered his original 2007 version in this … [Read more...]

Animating Landsat imagery in Google Earth

[ Update: We have updated the KML file with more stable animations and the ability to zoom in and out and pan. See this post for more details. ] Last week we created a KML file to easily preview the … [Read more...]

Landsat imagery coverage

Last week we looked at Sentinel imagery coverage and today we are doing the same for Landsat imagery. First, note that we are discussing Landsat 8 imagery only, as Landsat 7 imagery is not currently … [Read more...]

How to quickly preview the latest Landsat imagery

Earlier this week we created a KML file to allow you to preview the latest Sentinel imagery. We used the fact that Sentinel imagery is available via Amazon Web Services (AWS). Given that Landsat 8 … [Read more...]

More fun with contours

Last week we had a look at drawing contour lines using the Google Maps Elevation API. Because of restrictions on what you are allowed to do with Google's elevation data, we chose not to create KML … [Read more...]