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...]

The best of Google Earth for December 2016

We noted that the 'historical imagery' layer has finally been updated and had a look at some wildfires in the US.We had a look at the most significant changes to Google Earth during 2016. Thank … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for November 2016

The biggest Google Earth news this month was the release of new global mosaics of Landsat/Sentinel 2 data from 1985 to date, and the release of Google Earth VR edition.Speed in … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for October 2016

The two biggest stories for this month were Hurricane Matthew (which caused major storm damage and flooding through the Caribbean and then up the east coast of the US), and an attempted landing on … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for September 2016

Although Google has been adding new imagery to Google Earth, they have not been updating historical imagery since June, so we cannot make a map of the latest imagery. We did, however, look at a few … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for August 2016

Google has not updated 'historical imagery' for nearly two months, so we have not been able to monitor imagery updates. Just yesterday, a number of new 3D areas were discovered and reported in the … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for July 2016

Google has been adding new imagery to Google Earth, but has not updated historical imagery for over a month, so we are unable to do maps of the new imagery or see any of the added imagery that is not … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for June 2016

The biggest news this month is that Google Earth got a makeover, with Google updating the global mosaic shown when zoomed out. Overall, we like it a lot, but nothing is perfect, so we had a look at … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for May 2016

There were several imagery updates in May and we kicked off the month by showing an animation of all the imagery in Google Earth from the past year. The animation helped to show the seasonality of … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for March 2016

This month saw the fifth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. In memory of the disaster, Google released fresh Street View and aerial imagery. Some was captured soon after the … [Read more...]