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Animating historical imagery using the Google Earth plugin

Earlier this month we showed you a gif animation of the historical imagery of Europe. It was created by taking screenshots of Google Earth then combining them into an animated gif. However, doing that for every continent would be tedious, so instead we have decided to do it using the Google Earth plugin. Although we […]

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Halloween Earth

With Halloween on Friday, this is a good time to get your pumpkin decorations finished. If you are having trouble covering your house with pumpkins, then why not cover the whole earth with one instead? Back in 2006, Frank created an Earth sized pumpkin that you can download here and view in Google Earth. Since […]

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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 festival, we also pointed out a YouTube video that they say is the first HD resolution video of Earth from space. More […]

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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 animated gifs of its progress. Now Skybox has announced the Skybox for Good program. Under the new program Skybox will work with non-profits to provide fresh satellite […]

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Review of Google Earth for Android Version 8

As mentioned in my previous post, Google recently announced a new version of Google Earth for Android. This version (8.0.0.2305) is a complete re-write of the underlying Google Earth 3D model, and now has access to unified mapping data used by Google Maps and this new version of Google Earth. This means the most current […]

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Partial Solar Eclipse October 23rd 2014

There will be a partial solar eclipse later today October 23rd 2014. It will be visible over much of North America. We have looked at eclipses many time in the past, including: 2006, 2008 1,2, 2009, 2010,2012 and 2013. Several of the sites or KMLs that we have pointed to in the past either no-longer […]

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Google Rewrites Google Earth for Android

Google has announced a new version of Google Earth for Android that promises “an enhanced 3D experience, quicker updates to the map, and an easier way to view your KML files in Earth”. It has some interesting new rendering technology, and the ability more easily load KML files is an important step. I will be […]

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Jimmy John?s non-compete zones in Google Earth

SigActs.com has an interesting blog post about U.S. sandwich restaurant chain Jimmy John?s, which requires their deli employees to sign non-compete agreements. There is an online map provided, but it is best viewed in Google Earth by downloading this KML file. Jimmy John’s non-compete zones. We asked blog writer Sean Maday how the map and […]

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Google Solar System

We have in the past shown you how to turn Google Earth into various other planets including Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. Several of the models come from the Barnabu blog by James Stafford, who also created a comparison of the solar system’s moons, which we covered in 2007. Now you can explore a number of […]

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Using KML to change your field of view in Google Earth

Thank you to GEB reader Sebastien for letting us know that the Field of View can be adjusted in Google Earth by means of a tour. There are other techniques mentioned here such as a KML with transparent photo overlay, or changing an ini file, but the tour technique seems to be the easiest. It […]

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