Hawaii’s Kilauea lava flows

The imagery from Google's November 8th update is now available in historical imagery. A significant proportion of the imagery was not put into the default imagery, so was not accessible until … [Read more...]

Fake photo of MH17 being shot down

Back in July, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. We showed you some Digital Globe imagery of the crash site, which has since, in addition to other … [Read more...]

Misplaced satellite image in Google Earth

We have in the past talked about how the mapping data in Google Earth is not always completely accurate as well as how Google puts a lot of effort into improving and correcting the data. In Google … [Read more...]

The Koslanda landslide in Google Earth

We have looked at a number of landslides in the past, including the Bingham Canyon mine landslide, a landslide near Oso, Washington and a whole set of landslides in Brazil. On 29th October 2014, … [Read more...]

New Google Earth Imagery – November 3rd, 2014

In our month end post we mentioned that GEB reader ‘munden’ had found updated imagery. Thanks also to GEB readers 'Mapmaker', Frank, Georg, and Sladys for letting us know about additional areas in the … [Read more...]

Earth View – Google Chrome extension

Satellite imagery can be beautiful, and as a result, a number of people have used satellite imagery as art. For example, in 2010 we showed you the USGS “Earth as Art” collection, and earlier this year … [Read more...]

Satellite font created from buildings

In the past people have found faces hidden in satellite imagery, and the German design studio Onformative even went so far as to write a program to scan the whole globe using face recognition … [Read more...]

Satellogic planning to achieve global coverage with live video and pictures

Yesterday we talked about Skybox, which is owned by Google and currently has two satellites, but is planning a constellation of 24. When we talked about their gif animations of the Burning Man … [Read more...]

Skybox for Good

Back in June 2014, Google acquired Skybox Imaging. In September, Skybox provided an impressive demonstration of their capabilities by capturing images of the Burning Man festival and producing … [Read more...]

Will Google update imagery upon request?

Google get their imagery from a wide variety of sources, and due to there being so many factors involved, it is impossible to predict when and where they will do updates. We have covered this a number … [Read more...]