The Topography of Plate Tectonics in Google Earth

It's somewhat surprising to me that after all the years that Google Earth Blog has been around, we've never seen a file that focuses on the plate tectonics of earth. We've discussed various … [Read more...]

Amazing extratropical cyclone over the United Kingdom

The NASA Earth Observatory site is constantly releasing amazing images from space, including items such as this awesome image of Mount Everest, lava flow shapes, Laguna Verde, and many others. Their … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to display bar charts from FileMaker

John Wallrodt at Paperless Archaeology recently shared an interesting story about taking a FileMaker Pro database and working with it to talk directly to Google Earth. The results are impressive and … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to predict light conditions

Google Earth can be a great tool to help plan outdoor photography sessions, but Ben Wilmore takes it a step further and uses some of the tools in Google earth to plan outdoor photography based on the … [Read more...]

Genealogy through Google Earth

Eric Stitt has been using Google Earth to track genealogy for a long time, and has just started up a new blog that focuses exclusively on that -- Genealogy Through Google Earth.  His ideas are pretty … [Read more...]

Exploring ancient Syrian trade routes in Google Earth

The University of Cincinnati's Kristina Neumann has been using Google Earth to explore the boundaries of ancient Antioch during the beginning of Roman takeover.  She's created the maps herself, using … [Read more...]

The Google Earth Climate Change, Pollution and Privacy Viewer

Google Earth is an amazing tool for studying and sharing information about our planet's climate.  Frank first shared a climate-related story back in 2006 (UNEP's New Environment Layer in Google Earth) … [Read more...]

Finding long barrows in Google Earth

We've shown you some work from Henry Rothwell's Digital Digging site before (such as the Hillforts we showed you back in April), and felt it was time to head back out there to see what's new.  Along … [Read more...]

An island on the world’s largest lake on an island in a lake on an island

Did the title confuse you enough?  If you explore our planet long enough, you'll find some very neat things, such as the tiny island of Vulcan Point, seen here (inside the lake on the island in the … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to display knowledge

Over the years, the vast majority of the files we've showcased for Google Earth have been focused on adding more detail about our planet. We've seen a few others, such as Matt Fox's overlay of the … [Read more...]