The big news in April was the release of a new version of Google Earth. It is browser based, and currently only available in Google Chrome and as an Android App. At the current point in time it is missing some major features, including ‘historical imagery’ and the ability to create content. But, we must realise that it is still in development and Google has indicated that those features and more will be coming.
We had a look at how to embed the new Google Earth in a web page and what the various parameters in the URL mean. We also demonstrated some ideas for getting some unusual views by manipulating the parameters.
We had a look at some mysterious marks in the Arizona desert that turn out to be calibration targets for the Corona spy missions.
We had a look at the amazing colour changes that can be seen in Sentinel-2 imagery of California due to the unusually spectacular blooms of flowers following a long drought.
We released part 4 of our ‘Tour Builder’ series. We added a feature for creating tours that follow a predefined path.
We had a look at some mysterious dots found in satellite imagery of the Amazon.