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The TARDIS in Google Earth

The popular British TV Series “Dr Who” Series 8′s premiere episode aired on Saturday, August 23, 2014. The series features a blue British police box known as the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space). If you search for the address “236 Earls Court Road W.8, London, United Kingdom”, in Google Earth and make sure […]

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Using Google Earth and goats to combat wildfires.

We have brought you many stories in the past involving Google Earth and wildfire. For example, stories about people and organizations using Google Earth to monitor wildfires in progress, coordinate rescue operations, map global fire data and simulate forest fires. But, prevention is better than cure, so to take it a step further, here is […]

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The history of aerial photography

With the successful launch of the imaging satellite WorldView-3 by DigitalGlobe recently, featuring the latest technology in satellite imaging, it is a good time to take a look at where it all started. The very first aerial photograph was taken from balloon by the French photographer and balloonist Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, in 1858 over Paris, France. […]

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New Street View imagery ? Indonesia and Cambodia

We told you in April about Street View imagery in Cambodia around the temples of Angkor Wat. Now, Google have released imagery for much of the rest of Cambodia, as well as a significant amount in Indonesia, although the Indonesian imagery appears to be almost entirely on the islands of Java and Bali. Thanks to […]

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New Google Earth Imagery ? August 5th, 2014

It appears Google pushed out some fresh imagery updates a couple of weeks ago. Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Maarten’ for letting us know about it. To see which areas have been updated, see the map below from Google’s Maps Gallery. You can also view it in Google Earth, using this KML file. The new […]

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Creative cat tracking in Google Earth

Here’s a fun use of Google Earth and GPS — tracking cats. It started when Tiana Warner at safe.com found out about a way to track cats: Where do cats go when they?re outside all day and night? What do they do? How do they entertain themselves? Is there a secret cat meeting place in […]

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Google Earth instrumental in discovery of new chameleon species

Back in 2005 Julian Bayliss, a biologist at London?s Kew Gardens, discovered a brand new rainforest that had previously never been studied ? and he found it using Google Earth. We told you about it in May this year, and you can watch a short video about the discovery below. Since then, many new species […]

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An alien on the Moon?

We have told you in the past about various news stories reporting apparent alien activity in Google Earth imagery. For example, this story, where sonar tracks from ships were mistaken for an underwater alien base. Or this story where a combination of lighting and image artifacts makes a crater on the moon look like an […]

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Welcome a New Writer to Google Earth Blog

The Google Earth Blog was started in 2005, by Frank Taylor (that’s me), shortly after Google first released Google Earth. I wrote hundreds of blog posts during the next 4.5 years until my wife and I departed on a 5+ year expedition, called the Tahina Expedition, to circumnavigate the Earth by sailboat on our catamaran […]

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Planning your cruise with Google Earth

Google Earth can be great for planning trips of any kind, including those by boat. More than seven years ago Frank was showing us 3D cruise ship tracking, and there have been other great cruising resources over the years. Of course, there is also the great tools that Frank is using as he sails around […]

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