Archives for October 2016

The best of Google Earth for October 2016

The two biggest stories for this month were Hurricane Matthew (which caused major storm damage and flooding through the Caribbean and then up the east coast of the US), and an attempted landing on … [Read more...]

Halloween with Google Earth

Monday is Halloween, so this is a good time to dress up Google Earth in preparation. To do so download this KML file originally created by Frank back in 2006. Here are also a number of spooky … [Read more...]

Schiaparelli’s resting place and other Mars residents

Last week a joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) attempted to land on Mars. The landing was not successful and the lander, named … [Read more...]

Avalanches in Tibet

On July 17th, 2016 there was a very large avalanche in the Aru Mountains of Tibet. This was followed by a second avalanche on 21st September, 2016. Planet Labs captured some imagery of the location of … [Read more...]

The fires of Qayyara, Iraq, with Landsat and Sentinel imagery

We recently came across this interesting article on Bellingcat which is about the use of environmental damage as a weapon of war in Iraq. As the Islamic State (IS) is being pushed back, they are … [Read more...]

Mapzen altitude tiles in Google Earth

A couple of weeks ago we set up a server that allows you to view the NOAA's post Hurricane Matthew aerial imagery in Google Earth. The imagery comes from the NOAA's map, which provides the data in … [Read more...]

Finding Curiosity with Mars HiRISE imagery in Google Earth

Yesterday we had a look at the track of the Curiosity rover in Google Earth. We noticed that there is some very high resolution imagery of the area. We have previously experimented with getting Mars … [Read more...]

The Curiosity rover track

With the recent attempted landing on Mars we thought it might be a good time to discuss another Mars inhabitant, NASA's Curiosity rover. GEB reader Fernando Nogal let us know about a KML file he … [Read more...]

Europe and Russia attempting Mars landing

A joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is expected to land a probe on Mars today October 19th, 2016. If successful, it will be the first … [Read more...]

‘Little Planets’ – Fisheye art from Google Earth imagery

We recently came across a post by Janis Petke who has created some beautiful pictures using Google Earth, PTGui panorama software and Photoshop. Barcelona, Spain. 'Little Planet' view by Janis … [Read more...]