New Google Earth layer(s) – coming soon

Last week we pointed out that some of the Google Earth weather layers were out of date. Google fixed the problem soon after, and at about the same time added a tantalizing new layer that just says … [Read more...]

Tahina Circumnavigates the Earth

My name is Frank Taylor, and I am the founder and publisher of Google Earth Blog. I also recently completed an expedition to sail around the world. One of the many reasons I was immediately attracted … [Read more...]

Panoramio Gets Reprieve from Google

In 2006, Google bought Panoramio - a fast growing user community with geo-tagged photos from around the world to add to Google Earth and Maps so people could better identify locations through photos … [Read more...]

Bringing Google Earth to VR

It was recently announced that Michael Jones, one of the original founders of Google Earth, has left Google and is now CEO of a cool new VR glasses maker called Wearality. These glasses are unlike … [Read more...]

New Version of Google Earth 7.1.4.1529

Google has pushed out a new minor update to the desktop version of Google Earth. The new version is 7.1.4.1529 dated March 30th, 2015. Thank you to GEB reader AC for letting us know first (we have had … [Read more...]

The New Google Earth Community

Last Friday, Google made an announcement that they plan to "retire" the Google Earth Community (GEC) forums starting May 1st. Google wants to continue managing the Google Earth product help forums, … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – March 2015

Google has updated its Imagery Update map to show March 2015. Thank you to GEB reader Sladys for letting us know. As before, you can view it in Google Earth using this KML file It is the same map … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – February 2015

Google has finally produced an Imagery Update map for February 2015. Until now, the most recent map showed the December 17th, 2014 update although we had noticed a large quantity of new imagery since … [Read more...]

Where next Google Earth?

A couple of weeks ago Frank wrote about changes in Google's Google Maps and Google Earth organization. Since then, we have also noted that Google is working with Esri, to assist Google Earth … [Read more...]

Brian McClendon Gone, What’s next Google?

Since 2005, Google Earth has been one of the most popular applications on the planet - both literally and figuratively. It was the first, and best, application to enable you to explore our entire … [Read more...]