New Google Earth Desktop Version 7.3

[UPDATE 19-JULY-2017] Google updated the 7.3 release with a new version 7.3.0.3830 that fixed a problem with the Linux version, and also fixed an HTTP request issue. The "advanced" manual update … [Read more...]

Using Computer Vision and Street View to Map Urban Change

Researchers at MIT have been using computer vision to look at Street View and map urban change over time. Read more about it on Maps Mania. The original paper from MIT is here and a map of several US … [Read more...]

Trip View Bowls in New Google Earth

"Trip View Bowls" are porcelain bowls painted on the inside with a 360 degree landscape of a real world location. They are essentially what you would get if you painted Street View image on the inside … [Read more...]

Google Earth Live?

We often get asked by GEB readers how to upgrade to the 'live' version of Google Earth. Unfortunately, no such version exists and all imagery in Google Earth is dated - and in many places, the latest … [Read more...]

Google Earth Imagery Updates: Tornadoes

Google recently updated the 'historical imagery' layer and on Tuesday we had a look at a couple of floods visible in the fresh imagery. Today we are looking at a number of tornadoes in the United … [Read more...]

Google Maps Indigenous Territories in Canada and Brazil

Google has recently announced that they have added Indigenous Territories for both Canada and Brazil to their mapping products. Read more about it on the Google Blog (Canada, Brazil). Although the … [Read more...]

Google Earth Imagery Updates: Floods

Google has recently updated the 'historical imagery' layer and today we are having a look at a couple of floods. Black River, Arkansas. We had a look at this flooding event last month using low … [Read more...]

US flags for the 4th of July

Tomorrow, the 4th of July, is Independence Day in the United States. So, we thought we would try and find some examples of large US flags visible in Google Earth. It turned out to be remarkably … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for June 2017

In June, Malta became the latest country to receive Street View. South Korea also got a significant increase in Street View coverage. There was an imagery update in early June and we had a look at … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Explorer Tours

The new browser based Google Earth continues to receive new content in the form of Voyager Tours. One recent addition is in honour of the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter book series and features … [Read more...]