Performance Tests on New Web Google Earth

The new Google Earth released last week is not yet a replacement for the classic Google Earth (version 7 and earlier). It is an early release of an effort by Google to completely re-write the 12 year … [Read more...]

Google Earth VR Now on Oculus Rift

I was just at the Google Earth press announcement today in New York. In a back room, they had Google Earth VR running on HTC Vive systems. After asking about whether they had a new version, they … [Read more...]

First Review of New Google Earth

Google has released a new version of Google Earth today that has been re-designed for a new generation of 3D mapping applications. This first release is not a program you have to download and install … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Web Version Available Now

Went to check the Google Earth home page ahead of the press announcement this morning. Turns out there is a new home page which announces right at the top "Launch Earth for Chrome" with a big title … [Read more...]

Attending Press Announcement for New Google Earth

As was mentioned last week by dozens of media outlets, Google sent out press invitations to an event for April 18th to roll out a "brand new Google Earth" experience. I will be attending and will … [Read more...]

The New Google Earth is finally coming April 18

Google has sent press invitations announcing a first look at the "brand new" Google Earth on April 18. Just in time for Earth Day (which is April 22). Anyone reading this blog, which has been a fan … [Read more...]

Google Releases Google Earth VR for HTC Vive

Google has released a free new version of Google Earth on a totally different computing platform: Virtual Reality (VR). Google imaginatively calls it Google Earth VR. Specifically, for now, this … [Read more...]

Space Engine – to Infinity and Beyond

I still remember the first time I used Google Earth and how my sense of wonder grew as I realized the amazing capabilities of the program to portray our planet Earth at new levels of detail with a … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Flight Simulator Tips and Video 2015

Did you know Google Earth has a free built in flight simulator and you can fly all over the world? It has been there since 2007, and in the meantime computers have gotten way faster and the data has … [Read more...]

Explore Mars in Google Earth

This has been a big week for Mars with the new NASA discovery of flowing water on the red planet, and the release of a blockbuster movie "The Martian" based on the New York Times best seller of the … [Read more...]