Protesting high speed rail with Google Earth

We recently came across this story about someone in the UK who decided to protest a planned high speed rail line that will go past his house by writing a message in his back yard. The high speed rail … [Read more...]

February 10/11, 2017 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse and Comet

There will be a penumbral lunar eclipse this weekend on February 10 or 11 depending on which part of the world you live in.For studying eclipses, we used to recommend a site called 'HeyWhatsThat' … [Read more...]

Ancient earthworks in the Amazon

We recently came across this interesting story about ancient earthworks in the state of Acre, Brazil. Most versions of the story call the earthworks geoglyphs but technically, geoglyph should only … [Read more...]

Google Earth right-click menu in “Search” fixed

Back in 2014, Google updated the search results functionality in Google Earth. At the time we noted that there were two bugs introduced: the 'get directions' functionality didn't work properly and the … [Read more...]

Sale of Terra Bella to Planet now official

Last month we reported on a rumour that Google's parent company, Alphabet, was selling their satellite imaging company Terra Bella to another satellite imaging company Planet. It is now official as … [Read more...]

Google Earth imagery update

Google has recently updated the 'historical layer', this time including the southern hemisphere, which we previously noted had been missed in the last update. Unfortunately, due to the recent demise … [Read more...]

File associations and a Google Earth / Google Earth Pro dual installation

Today's post is a tip for people that have both Google Earth and Google Earth Pro installed on Windows.Today, our Google Earth installation updated automatically to the latest version. The problem … [Read more...]

Google Earth Enterprise to be open sourced!

Google has just announced that it is open sourcing Google Earth Enterprise. Google Earth Enterprise is software that can be used to host the equivalent of the Google Earth or the Google Maps … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for January 2017

The big Google Earth news this month was a relatively minor update to the client. But its release does indicate continued interest by Google in the Google Earth product. After several years of very … [Read more...]

Chinese nuclear submarine in Karachi, Pakistan port

A recent story in the news was about a Chinese nuclear submarine being spotted in Google Earth imagery showing it docked in port at Karachi, Pakistan. The image in question was from May, … [Read more...]