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Using Google Earth to enhance urban agriculture in Rome

Urban agriculture can be a great thing, but can be difficult to effectively plan and manage. Flavio Lupia, along with other researchers from the National Institute of Agricultural Economics in Rome have been making great use of digital mapping tools to help research and plan ideal locations around the city. You can read more about […]

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The 100th anniversary of the start of World War I

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and Erik Hellstedt at Geo-Animate.com has built an excellent visualization of the early stages of the war. In Erik’s words: Today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. Within a week, the world’s great powers had mobilized and begun […]

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Street View now available in Serbia

Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Nikola’, we’ve learned that Street View imagery is now available in a number of cities in Serbia. Some of the new cities include Pancevo, Novi Sad, Belgrade and Ni?. You can see it for yourself in Google Maps using this link or fly there in Google Earth by using this […]

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Engineering road systems and housing developments using Google Earth

Three years ago we showed you the very useful visualization that the city of Douglasville, Georgia created to show how new road construction would be laid out. It was a great use of Google Earth and made it very easy for people to see how things would be situated. The folks at Site3D are doing […]

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Tracking Flight MH17 in Google Earth

Last week, Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine by a surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 people on board. While blame is still being passed around for the crash, there are some places using Google Earth to try to better understand what happened. First is the photo below, found via Twitter, which is […]

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Looking at nuclear disasters in Google Earth

Sylvan Lane at Mashable recently posted an in-depth look at nuclear disasters over the years, and he made solid use of Google Earth and Google Maps to explain each event. Along with discussions of Chernobyl and Fukushima, Sylvan also took a look at Three Mile Island and Kyshtym. You can check out the full article […]

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New Google Earth imagery ? July 18, 2014

It turns out that a few days ago while we were telling you about the new 3D imagery in London, Google had also pushed out quite a lot of fresh satellite imagery. Thanks to ‘munden’, ‘dario’ and ‘Wguayana’ for letting us know about it. Some of the updated areas include: Canada: Halifax China: Dinghai, Fangjia, […]

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45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission

This Sunday 45 years ago, July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. One great way to experience the landing is by viewing this amazing Google Earth tour that Sean Askay put together a few years ago. As you can see in […]

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London goes 3D

Google has finally added 3D imagery to London, and it appears they’ve done a great job with it. As with other recent cities, it appears that their techniques for creating this imagery continue to improve and London seems to be the best-looking 3D city we’ve seen so far! In particular, streets are smoother than many […]

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Google Begins Selling Their Own Imagery

Part of the business model of Google Earth has always been that free access to seeing all of the imagery helped raise the visibility of the satellite and aerial photography businesses.  But, if a business wants to use this imagery, they are supposed to purchase the imagery from the provider mentioned at the bottom of […]

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