Air Force One in 3D ?

Update: Thank you to GEB reader Clare for tracking down this article which lead us to positively identify the aircraft in the 3D imagery as a Boeing E-4B, tail number 31677 as seen here and here. … [Read more...]

Google floods southern California

In July we noticed that Google had got the altitude wrong for the 3D imagery of the city of Crotone, Italy and it looked like it was under water. They have since fixed it. However, we have just … [Read more...]

Google’s 3D is not just for cities

Google has been rolling out 3D imagery for over three years. The focus has been almost entirely on centres of population. However, there are a few places where Google has mapped interesting … [Read more...]

Working with Landsat imagery

We recently came across this image from NASA's Earth Observatory, which shows smoke from fires on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Given the scale of the phenomena we thought it should be visible in … [Read more...]

What’s that image, Voyager Edition 2

With the recent release of the 'Voyager Edition 2' layers, including a map of recently added imagery, we can, as we have done for previous updates, have a look through the imagery to see if there is … [Read more...]

Google Earth Voyager layer update: Go on safari

Back in June, timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Google Earth, Google introduced some new layers to Google Earth under the heading 'Voyager'. Today, the layer has received an update and … [Read more...]

Crater and blast damage of Tianjin explosions now visible in Google Earth

There has been an imagery update in Google Earth and it includes a DigitalGlobe image captured on August 22nd, 2015, of Tianjin China. It shows the crater and other damage from the series of … [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...]

Imagery updates: what’s that image

On Monday we showed you a way to find all the satellite imagery from a given date range; in our case we looked for imagery taken since July 1st, 2015. Yesterday we had a look at who supplies the … [Read more...]

The Jefferson Grid

Thank you to GEB reader Clare for pointing us to this story about the Jefferson Grid. The Jefferson Grid refers to the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) or the Rectangular Survey System used in many … [Read more...]