Draco 3D compression library

Google recently open sourced a new 3D compression library called Draco. The new library promises high compression rates for 3D graphics and promises much faster page loads for web pages with 3D … [Read more...]

Using artificial intelligence on satellite imagery

We recently came across this interesting article which talks about how DigitalGlobe is applying AI to satellite imagery recognition.Humans brains are still extremely useful, so DigitalGlobe also has … [Read more...]

Wish list for Google Earth for 2017

Here is our wish list for 2017:Google has been making bug-fix updates to Google Earth, which have been very welcome (the crash that used to happen when moving placemarks was very frustrating), but … [Read more...]

Observations about the 2016 ‘historical imagery’ updates

Earlier this week we released maps showing the imagery updates of 2016 according to the 'historical imagery' layer. The maps were created using the Google Earth Plugin/API, which Google has since shut … [Read more...]

Is Google selling Terra Bella to Planet?

A recent story in the news is a rumour that Google may be planning to sell its satellite imaging business Terra Bella (formerly Skybox Imaging) to satellite imaging company Planet (formerly Planet … [Read more...]

SpaceX in Google Earth

This weekend, on January 14th, SpaceX hopes to return to flight with their first launch since the explosion last September on the launchpad of their rocket carrying the Amos-6 mission. As fans of … [Read more...]

Two stages of construction in Google Earth 3D imagery

Thank you to GEB reader Jacob for bringing to our attention an interesting effect in Google Earth's 3D imagery. In Kingston, Ontario, Canada, there is a building in the 3D imagery that seems to be a … [Read more...]

Google Earth imagery update outlines for 2016

Today we are releasing our map of Google Earth imagery updates for 2016. Download this KML file to see it in Google Earth.Let us know in the comments if you find any interesting sights that we have … [Read more...]

A River Runs Red

While looking through the recent imagery updates we came across this story about a river in Russia that turned red. DigitalGlobe captured some imagery of the location, including both a colour image … [Read more...]

Google Earth Imagery Updates, Italian Earthquake, Burning Man, Train Crash

Google recently updated the 'historical imagery' layer in Google Earth and we have done a series of posts on the various interesting sights: Wildfires in the US More US wildfires, US floods and a … [Read more...]