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...]

The best of Google Earth for February 2016

There have been no major imagery updates since mid-January. The latest imagery to be found in 'historical imagery' is dated January 11, 2016. However, Google did add an image dated February 2nd, 2016, … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for January 2016

We kicked off the year by mapping the coverage of satellite imagery dated 2015. We also had a look at a number of sights from 2015 imagery, including the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster and a number of … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for December 2015

The most recent image to be found in historical imagery is currently dated November 30th, 2015. However, Google does seem to have been doing some imagery updates during the month of December, as we … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for November 2015

There have been several imagery updates during the month of November, but since Google has not been publishing imagery update maps we cannot determine the full extent of the updates. However, we can, … [Read more...]

The best of Google Earth for October 2015

The biggest news for October was the release of Edition 2 of the Voyager layers. This included the introduction of a new layer called 'Animal View' and updates to the other layers. We colour coded the … [Read more...]