Street View comes to Malta and greater coverage in South Korea

Thank you to GEB reader Adino for letting us know that the island nation of Malta is the latest country to get Street View. We also discovered that South Korea has received expanded coverage. Street … [Read more...]

Counting Gray Seals with Google Earth Imagery

We recently came across this article about a scientific study of the populations gray seals in the North Atlantic that used Google Earth imagery to do a census. One of the locations mentioned in the … [Read more...]

Excel to KML Two Way Converter

In January we created a simple KML converter that takes a KML file and produces a csv file that is easily opened with Microsoft Excel. Recently GEB reader David Kettle asked whether it would be … [Read more...]

Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement in Google Earth

When looking through the latest imagery update in Google Earth, we came across some images in northern Uganda. They were captured by DigitalGlobe as part of their 'FirstLook' programme and relate to … [Read more...]

Google Earth Imagery Update: Mudslides in Argentina and Oroville Dam update

Mudslides in Argentina In January, 2017, heavy rains in the northern Argentine province of Jujuy resulted in several mudslides that killed two women and injured at least five other people. Google has … [Read more...]

Data Usage: Google Earth Classic vs New Earth

The new web-based Google Earth is based on a completely new graphics engine. So, we wondered whether or not Google had implemented any compression algorithms or other mechanisms to reduce the amount … [Read more...]

Street View goes to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Google recently posted on their blog an article saying they have recently released Street View of the iconic Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, … [Read more...]

Maps can help solve border disputes as well as exacerbate them

A recent story in the news says that Pakistan and Afghanistan will be using Google Maps to help resolve border disputes between them. Hopefully, they will not require recent satellite imagery for the … [Read more...]

Using Street View Cars to Measure Air Quality

For the past few years, Google's Street View cars in some locations have not just been taking photos, but have also been measuring air quality. We first looked at this back in 2014 then again in 2016. … [Read more...]

Google Earth Imagery Updates: Flooding and Factory Fire

Today we are having a look at three different floods and a factory fire. Dominican Republic In late April and early May, the Dominican Republic and neighbouring Haiti experienced heavy rainfall. … [Read more...]