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...]

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...]