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...]

The Millennium Falcon in Google Earth

We recently came across an article about an interesting find in Google Earth imagery. At Longcross Studios in Surrey, England, the Millennium Falcon of Star Wars fame can be seen. It is hidden behind … [Read more...]

Google Earth and Street View as an historical record

On March 30th, 2017, a fire started under an overpass along the I-85, one of the major routes through Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The fire resulted in a section of the overpass collapsing and major repairs … [Read more...]

Floating Solar Plants

We recently came across a story about the world's largest floating solar power plant to date being turned on in China. Despite the article being repeated by many news agencies we found it very … [Read more...]

Fairy Circles in South Africa

We recently took a trip from Cape Town to the Northern Cape Province in South Africa and on the way noticed what looked like patches of bare ground or nearly bare ground: The above are photos we … [Read more...]

Landslide and Tsunami in Greenland

Last Saturday, on 17th June, a landslide in Greenland caused a tidal wave, killing four people and injuring nine in the community of Nuugaatsiaq. Two other communities, Igdlorssuit and Viaqornat, were … [Read more...]

A Landslide in California with Planet Imagery

We love Landsat and Sentinel-2 imagery for their easy accessibility and global coverage, but they are rather low resolution at 10 m per pixel for Sentinel-2 and 15 m per pixel for Landsat. Commercial … [Read more...]

Google Earth Quiz Maker

Thank you to GEB reader Dieter van Werkum for letting us know about a Google Earth quiz maker he has created. See here for a sample of what it can produce, and the source code is on Github. He has … [Read more...]