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The best of Google Earth for August, 2014

August saw a number of data updates from Google including new Street View imagery in Indonesia and Cambodia, and satellite imagery from around the globe. The launch by DigitalGlobe of their WorldView-3 satellite, and subsequent release of its first images, means the future of satellite imagery looks bright. Here are some of my favorite stories […]

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Burning Man 2014

We have talked about Burning Man a number of times before (2013, 2011,2010, 2007, 2006). Burning Man is a cartographer’s nightmare, because it is a city that is built within a matter of days, lasts for a couple weeks, then completely disappears, only to re-emerge the next year in a slightly different place, with a […]

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Digital Globe releases first images from WorldView-3

We told you a couple of weeks ago about the launch of DigitalGlobe’s latest satellite, WorldView-3. On Tuesday, August 18, less than two weeks after its launch, they released the first images from the satellite. Thanks to GEB reader Cesaley Sparks for alerting us to it. The satellite is capable of producing imagery at a […]

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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

[Update: The map and KML in this post automatically updates as Google updates their Maps Gallery version. As of this update, the map being displayed is for August 13th, 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 […]

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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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