Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement in Google Earth

When looking through the latest imagery update in Google Earth, we came across some images in northern Uganda. They were captured by DigitalGlobe as part of their 'FirstLook' programme and relate to … [Read more...]

Google Earth Imagery Update: Mudslides in Argentina and Oroville Dam update

Mudslides in Argentina In January, 2017, heavy rains in the northern Argentine province of Jujuy resulted in several mudslides that killed two women and injured at least five other people. Google has … [Read more...]

Data Usage: Google Earth Classic vs New Earth

The new web-based Google Earth is based on a completely new graphics engine. So, we wondered whether or not Google had implemented any compression algorithms or other mechanisms to reduce the amount … [Read more...]

Street View goes to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Google recently posted on their blog an article saying they have recently released Street View of the iconic Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, … [Read more...]

Maps can help solve border disputes as well as exacerbate them

A recent story in the news says that Pakistan and Afghanistan will be using Google Maps to help resolve border disputes between them. Hopefully, they will not require recent satellite imagery for the … [Read more...]

Google Earth Imagery Updates: Flooding and Factory Fire

Today we are having a look at three different floods and a factory fire. Dominican Republic In late April and early May, the Dominican Republic and neighbouring Haiti experienced heavy rainfall. … [Read more...]

Beatlemania in Google Earth

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' eighth album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Google has released a new Google Earth tour for the new web version of Google Earth. We hope … [Read more...]

Sentinel-2 imagery starting to shine

The European Space Agency's Sentinel-2 programme is almost two years old, with the first satellite, Sentinel-2A, being launched on 3 June 2015 and the second, Sentinel-2B, on March 7th this year. The … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for May 2017

We saw a lot of imagery of flooding this month, including: * The ongoing flooding in Sri Lanka. * Flooding in Peru, New Zealand and Madagascar. * Another look at the Peru floods. * Flooding in … [Read more...]

Ongoing Sri Lanka flooding visible in Sentinel-2 imagery

Sri Lanka is currently experiencing severe flooding across its south-western region, reportedly killing at least 122 people so far. We had a look at Sentinel-2 imagery and were impressed to find some … [Read more...]