Earth As Art

Last night we showed you some of the fresh new imagery that Google released, and we're still digging to find other areas that are new, but today we've got something a bit different. Wired Magazine … [Read more...]

Shaded Relief Map for Google Earth

GEB reader Jiro Shirota wrote to say he has completed a dynamic KML which shows Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) digital elevation model in a shaded relief format for the Earth. He had … [Read more...]

Carolina Beach Inlet in Google Earth

A couple of months ago, when I was planning to take our sailing catamaran Tahina down to Carolina Beach, North Carolina, I used Google Earth to research the new location before we made the decision … [Read more...]

New Contour Lines in Google Maps

Google has announced a new feature to the terrain relief maps they added last November to Google Maps. Now when you zoom in closer, the terrain shows contour lines to give you an even better feel for … [Read more...]

UK Earthquake – View Data in Google Earth

There are two ways I usually find out about an earthquake: 1) in news reports on the Internet, and 2) in Google Earth. Either way, I always find the quick look at the USGS real-time earthquake … [Read more...]

New Layer Goodness for Google Earth – January 2008

Today Google Earth got some substantial new layer updates. A quick summary of the updates are (read further for more details on where to find these): New roads layers for 26 countries! 2 million … [Read more...]

Earthquake Activity Time Animation

This week I am attending the American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting. Over 10,000 scientists from around the world attend this event in San Francisco each year. There are thousands of … [Read more...]

Links: Mac Leopard, Earthquakes, 3D Warehouse, MODIS SuperOverlays

Mac Leopard - Google informs Mac users that the new Mac OS X version called Leopard requires you to use Google Earth version 4.2 or greater. Earlier versions won't work. Earthquakes - Google has … [Read more...]

Improved KML Support for Google Maps

Last night Google announced improved support in Google Maps for more sophisticated KML files. In particular, KML files which use network links whose content in based on your current view are now … [Read more...]

News Roundup: Peru Earthquake, Virtual Earth Update, Stefan’s Alps Hike

Peru Earthquake - Last night Lima, Peru was near the epicenter of a 7.9 magnitude earthquake. You can see the earthquake (and the aftershocks) in the real-time Earthquake monitoring tool for Google … [Read more...]