Current Positions of 10,000+ Ships World-wide in Google Earth

In the past few years, commercial shipping vessels have been required to broadcast a vessel position "transponder" similar to those used by aircraft. The system used is called AIS (Automatic … [Read more...]

Visualizing GPS Tracks for Trips with GE Plugin

Last week I noticed an interesting application of the Google Earth plugin for playing back a GPS track with photos on a travel site called @trip ( @trip, like many GPS track travel … [Read more...]

Heli-Ski Tour in Google Earth

A few weeks ago, Oliver Davis, who is CEO of Concept3D (which does 3D modeling for Google Earth for one thing), took a holiday trip to British Columbia and went on a Helicopter Ski run. Being a … [Read more...]

Google Earth 5 Tour Roundup

Google Earth 5's most powerful new features is the new Tour capability. At its most basic level Record Tour provides a fast and easy way for people to share with others a demonstration of some aspect … [Read more...]

Rowing Around the World with Google Earth

Google posted yesterday about a guy who is attempting to be the first to row around the world. Oliver Hicks has left his home country of Australia and will be headed down toward Antarctica and … [Read more...]

EveryTrail Supports New Tours for Google Earth 5

EveryTrail, the popular GPS track and geotagged photo site, has already announced support for the new tour option in Google Earth 5 (obviously they were beta testers). EveryTrail already has a layer … [Read more...]

Google Earth 5 Released – 3D Ocean and More!

[UPDATED] Today Google has released a major new version of Google Earth - Version 5. Clearly this new release merits moving up to the next version number. It contains a wealth of new data and features … [Read more...]

Urban Tick – Research Results in Google Earth

Imagine if you tracked your daily commute and every side trip for several months. What would your track reveal about the place you work? If you animated the track over time, what would it tell you … [Read more...]

Upgrade to EveryTrail GPS Trails Layer in Google Earth

Yesterday Google published an upgrade to the EveryTrail layer in Google Earth found under the Gallery layer folder. EveryTrail allows you to upload both GPS tracks and geotagged photos to its free … [Read more...]

Links: GE Plugin Update, KML Contest Update, Panoramio Contest, Teaching with GE, Santa Video

GE Plugin Update - As mentioned Tuesday night, the Google Earth plugin became available for Mac OS X. Google announced the update also included an update to the Windows version as well. The update … [Read more...]