Whales in Google Earth

We recently came across this interesting article about counting whales using DigitalGlobe's satellite imagery. Unfortunately the imagery in question has not made it into Google Earth. We have several … [Read more...]

“The Floating Piers” in Google Earth

"The Floating Piers" was an artwork by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude on Lake Iseo, Italy, from June 18 to July 3, 2016. It is now visible in Google Earth. The imagery on the left is older and … [Read more...]

The land art of Dario Gambarin

We recently came across Italian artist Dario Gambarin who has been creating a large amount of land art in fields near the Italian town of Castagnaro. He creates his art in actively cultivated fields, … [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...]

Schiaparelli’s resting place and other Mars residents

Last week a joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) attempted to land on Mars. The landing was not successful and the lander, named … [Read more...]

The fires of Qayyara, Iraq, with Landsat and Sentinel imagery

We recently came across this interesting article on Bellingcat which is about the use of environmental damage as a weapon of war in Iraq. As the Islamic State (IS) is being pushed back, they are … [Read more...]

‘The Eye’, a rotating island in Argentina

We recently came across this article about a floating island in Argentina that rotates. Producer and film director Sergio Neuspiller discovered it when filming in the area and has since started a … [Read more...]

Landslide Dams in Google Earth

Landslide dams are formed when a landslide blocks the course of a river, creating a dam. This can lead to catastrophic consequences, as the dam tends to consist of loose easily eroded material and … [Read more...]

Cylcone Roanu: Landslide and Floods

Cyclone Roanu was, according to Wikipedia, a relatively weak tropical cyclone that, nevertheless, caused severe flooding in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In addition, it caused a number of large … [Read more...]

Two become one, Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai

The recent Google Earth imagery update includes an image of a new island formed from Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai, part of the Tonga archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. Hunga Tonga and Hunga … [Read more...]