Planet Launches 48 More Satellites

On July 14, 2017, satellite imaging company Planet launched another 48 of their small, low resolution, satellites they call 'Doves' into orbit. They were launched on a Soyuz rocket together with a … [Read more...]

The Future of Google Earth Voyager

Google recently added some new Voyager tours titled 'I Am Amazon' featuring various stories from the Amazon. These tours are exclusively for the new browser-based Google Earth and the Android app. … [Read more...]

A Panda Solar Power Plant

A recent story in the news is about a solar plant recently completed in China that was designed in the shape of a panda. However, the images initially circulated were all artists concepts and not … [Read more...]

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...]