Using the Google Earth Overlay tool

A few months ago we took a look at some of Eric Stitt's work on genealogy on his blog, and he continues to produce very useful tips. His latest post goes into detail about Overlays, which can be … [Read more...]

The Bingham Canyon Mine landslide in Google Earth

Back in April, the Bingham Canyon Mine was home to the largest non-volcanic landslide in the history of North America, when nearly 70 million cubic meters of dirt and rock collapsed into the pit. ┬áThe … [Read more...]

Turning a paper map into a 3D image overlay

As we mentioned recently with the historic maps from North Carolina, the "image overlay" feature in Google Earth is quite powerful. If you've never created one before, Kerry Leith from Stress-driven … [Read more...]

Historic Overlay Maps of North Carolina

Image overlays have consistently been one of the neatest features in Google Earth. ┬áThe most common use of overlays is to show imagery that is more fresh than what can be found in Google Earth (such … [Read more...]

KMZmaps – global overlays for you to use

We've seen global overlay files before on Google Earth, including items such as the popular blue marble overlay. The folks at have created a variety of very high-quality overlays for use … [Read more...]

Image overlay of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

By now, you've likely heard about the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As a post on TreeHugger reveals, NASA has released some aerial imagery of the spill. You can download the Imagery … [Read more...]

New Blog – Google Earth Library; Moon and Mars Overlays

The author of the Topographical Maps Archive, Matt Fox, who had released some pretty cool Google Earth files I wrote about last month, has just announced the release of a new web site called Google … [Read more...]

Google Street Maps Overlay for Google Earth

Upon reviewing the GEB archives it appears I missed writing about this one even though I've used it for over a year. The same guy who implemented Globe Glider (a useful Windows application for … [Read more...]

Best Topo Map Interface for Google Earth

I believe it started today with this blog entry at The Map Room, but suddenly there is a resurgence of interest in generating topographical maps in Google Earth. I've spoken about techniques for … [Read more...]

Image Overlay Creator for Google Earth

Creating accurately scaled and placed image overlays from other mapping and satellite photo resources is not always a simple process. has just released yet another tool for Google … [Read more...]