|28 years makes a river look like a snake|
Google’s “Earth Engine”, which we first told you about back in 2010, can allow for some pretty amazing visualizations. One of the neatest that I’ve seen is this simple visualization of the path of this river between 1984 and 2012 as it appears to move like a snake: You can learn more about this animation […]
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|Virtual Cilicia on Google Earth|
We’ve seen a handful of “virtual” cities and countries over the years, such as Virtual Alabama and Virtual Kenya. The platforms give users access to a wide array of information about the area and can be quite useful. Recently at an archaeological seminar held at the University of Bern, the Virtual Cilicia Project was launched […]
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|The 3D Cities of Google Earth|
I’ve long said that one of my favorite features of Google Earth are the 3D buildings. Being able to explore new areas in full 3D is an amazing thing to be able to do. Nearly two years ago, Google first unveiled their idea for 3D Imagery. Rather than showing individual, hand-modeled 3D buildings, Google would […]
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|The Topography of Plate Tectonics in Google Earth|
It’s somewhat surprising to me that after all the years that Google Earth Blog has been around, we’ve never seen a file that focuses on the plate tectonics of earth. We’ve discussed various earthquakes numerous times, but never simply the plate tectonics. Thankfully, George at MyReadingMapped has built an excellent map that gives a great […]
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|How to fix errors in Google Earth|
We continue to receive many emails each week asking how to correct map errors in Google Earth (address in the wrong location, point of interest is missing, etc), so I thought it’d be worth revisiting that. To start, you don’t actually fix the errors in Google Earth; you fix them in Google Maps, and those […]
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|SketchUp 2014 and a refreshed 3D Warehouse released|
While it no longer has the close connection to Google Earth that it once did, we know that many of you remain avid SketchUp fans and will be pleased to learned that SketchUp 2014 has been released. Along with the new version of SketchUp is a completely revamped 3D Warehouse. There are quite a few […]
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|The best of Google Earth for February, 2014|
February saw some great stories related to Google Earth. Here are my favorites from the month: The folks at DataAppeal put out some more great updates to their product. We saw some great maps of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Tony showed us some ways to use Google Earth to help improve your golf game. We […]
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|Google releases the Google Maps Gallery, with solid support for Google Earth|
Google has just launched the Google Maps Gallery to help “unlock the world’s maps”. It’s an impressive collection of maps of various kinds, easily accessible in one place. The maps all have a “View in Google Earth” button to generate a KML for your use, and some of them (such as this Tokyo 1680 map) […]
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|Mapping your hike with Google Earth|
A recent article at Popular Mechanics discusses some great ways to share your hikes with your friends via Google Earth, and they include some great tips. To start of course, they recommend that you carry a handheld GPS unit. You can also use various apps on your cell phone, but because the big battery drain […]
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|Adopt a shark and track it in Google Earth|
David Shiffman at Southern Fried Science has come up with a very innovative way to attract donations to shark feeding ecology project. If you make a donation of over $3,000, you will be able to name the shark and track it in Google Earth for up to two years! Their project has raised over $6000 […]
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