Advanced Historical Imagery Tour Maker with the Google Earth API

There are several different ways to automate animated historical imagery that we have explored in the past. The first, and easiest, is to use a Google Earth Tour that simply changes the date by a … [Read more...]

Find imagery by date with the Google Earth API

We were recently considering looking for imagery in Google Earth that shows Christmas trees or other Christmas related display. In order to do this we need to find imagery captured on, or around, … [Read more...]

The Google Earth API gets a temporary reprieve

We recently received some good news. We heard from Google's Earth team that the Google Earth API will not be shut down on December 12th, 2015 as previously announced but will be kept running a bit … [Read more...]

Where next after the Google Earth API?

With the end of the Google Earth API imminent we are having a look at what various sites that depend, or used to depend on the Google Earth API are doing about it. Earlier this year we did a showcase … [Read more...]

Wild Dogs and the Google Earth API

We recently came across this interesting article about how researchers have created a land cover map of East Africa, differentiating the areas with human land cover vs areas that remain natural. The … [Read more...]

Tour maker with the Google Earth API

With the end of life of the Google Earth API approaching, Paul van Dinther of has decided to release a tool he created for his own use that uses the Google Earth plugin for making … [Read more...]

Google Earth API – one more month to live

In December last year Google announced the deprecation of the Google Earth API (also known as the Google Earth Plug-in). It is set to stop working one month from now on December 12th, 2015. The … [Read more...]

Finding imagery updates with the Google Earth plugin

The last time Google released an imagery update map was as part of the new 'Voyager' layer introduced at the end of June. An anonymous reader let us know about a number of recent updates in Europe, … [Read more...]

Chrome now making it harder to use the Google Earth plugin

[Update: As of Chrome version 45, released circa 1st September, 2015, Chrome no longer supports NPAPI at all. ] In June last year the Google Chrome team announced that they would be ending support … [Read more...]

Google Earth plugin showcase: Trans Taiwan Ultra-Marathon

This is the thirteenth in our series showcasing the Google Earth plugin. Today's story demonstrates that although the Google Earth plugin has been deprecated it is still very much a working product … [Read more...]