|How underwater Street View works|
Last September we showed you the first set of amazing underwater Street View images that Google had released. They were absolutely stunning, as you can see in the example here: TechCrunch recently spoke with Google about their Ocean Street View program, and came away with some amazing insights, including: …the cameras his team uses for [...]
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|Google Earth arrives in the browser with no plugin required|
The Google Earth Plugin has been an amazing tool to help bring Google Earth into the browser, but with the upcoming release of Google Maps you’ll be able to view Google Earth in your web browser without needing a plugin at all! Here’s a quick video from Google that shows more of what’s coming in [...]
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|10 things you didn?t know about Google Earth|
PC Advisor recently published an article that discussed the “10 things you didn’t know about Google Maps and Google Earth” and I thought we’d take a look at it. Some of these won’t be surprises for you, a Google Earth Blog reader, but it’s a list that would be fairly helpful to the typical computer [...]
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|Reconstructing a lightning bolt in 3D|
Thanks to sheer luck, two people in the Denver area captured a photo of the same lightning bolt from very different locations. Richard Wheeler to decided to try and use those two images to reconstruct the lightning bolt in Google Earth and seems to have done a pretty good job! Richard went through a number [...]
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|Tracking down Star Wars in Google Earth|
Roughly 35 years ago, the original Star Wars movie was filmed in a variety of locations around world. The opening of the first movie features Luke complaining about having to work at his uncle’s moisture farm, and was shot in the country of Tunisia. The sets have been left virtually untouched for all this time, [...]
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|When will my area get new imagery in Google Earth?|
Here at Google Earth Blog we get a few questions almost every day through our contact form. We encourage you to use if it you ever have a question about any aspect of Google Earth. With the fresh imagery released yesterday, a lot of you are wondering when your city will be updated. We’ll answer that [...]
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|New Google Earth Imagery ? May 9, 2013|
Along with their updated Android app and new Timelapse tool, Google has just pushed out a large imagery update to much of the world. Thanks to ‘Munden’ for being the first to let us know about it. As is almost always the case, you can use Google Maps to determine for sure whether or not [...]
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|Exploring historical imagery with Google Timelapse|
The historical imagery feature of Google Earth is an amazing tool, allowing you to browse imagery from a handful of different years for any given location on earth. Google has recently been working on a project with the USGS, NASA and TIME called Timelapse, and they’ve released it as a browser-based interactive timeline of imagery [...]
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|Google Earth Android app gets a nice update|
Google has just pushed out a nice update to their Android app, bringing a handful of new features to it including native Street View support! The official changelog for this update, version 7.1.1: Google Maps Street View: With Street View, you can explore the world at street level. Improved directions/search: Updated directions let you can [...]
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|Midway Atoll in Google Earth|
It was the location one of the missions that Louis Zamperini flew in World War II, and it’s one of the most remote locations ever captured by Street View: Midway Atoll. With a population of around 60 people and the nearest town more than 1100 miles away, Midway really is in the middle of the [...]
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