The Google Earth Balloon Maker

Google Earth is an amazing tool for education. ¬†Frank has shown off educational uses for Earth a number of times over the years, and we've seen other examples such as schools allowing the use of … [Read more...]

The future of the Street View Trekker

We told you about the Street View "trekker" a few months ago; the amazing backpack-based camera system for adding Street View imagery from remote locations. The folks from TechCrunch have been … [Read more...]

Google Earth arrives in the browser with no plugin required

The Google Earth Plugin has been an amazing tool to help bring Google Earth into the browser, but with the upcoming release of Google Maps you'll be able to view Google Earth in your web browser … [Read more...]

How NASA uses Google Earth

All of us use Google Earth in different ways. Some use it to look for new homes, some use it for tracking satellites, some use it to explore far corners of the world and some use to to plan missions … [Read more...]

Teaching about the ocean floor with Google Earth

Last month we showed you a creative visualization of the Parting of the Red Sea that MyReadingMapped had put together. They've also assembled a collection of files to help teach users about the ocean … [Read more...]

The Great East Japan Earthquake Big Data Workshop

When Japan was struck by the massive earthquake and tsunami two years ago, many people turned to Google Earth to learn more about the situation. As time has gone by, Google Earth has also been a … [Read more...]

Rally Navigator releases open beta version

Rally Navigator is a program that helps rally riders create printable navigation instructions called roadbooks, used in Cross Country Rally events such as the Dakar Rally. The fun part is that the … [Read more...]

Watching Our Watersheds in Google Earth

Ever since Google Earth was released, it's been an excellent tool for planning and development. We saw environmental groups using it more than seven years ago, companies using it to plan new roads … [Read more...]

Meograph adds drap-n-drop, longer narrations and more

Meograph started out as a pretty neat tool, but their rate of improvement is very quickly turning it into an amazing tool. A few days ago they released three new features that help make the system … [Read more...]

Is the Leap Motion the next great Google Earth controller?

There are a variety of neat third-party devices to help you use Google Earth, but for me nothing has been greater than the 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator. It's a simple device, but packs a lot of power … [Read more...]