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Using the Google Earth Flight Simulator

The Google Earth Flight Simulator is one of those features that many people overlook. Here are some tips to make the most of it. With the the release of Google Earth 4.2 back in 2007, Google added a much-requested feature to the product; a flight simulator. To try it out for yourself, simply go to […]

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Exploring airship hangars in Google Earth

We’ve shared a lot of articles from Google Sightseeing over the years. They do a great job of choosing an interesting topic and then digging in deep. Their recent article from Ian Brown on the subject of Airship Hangars is no different. Hundreds of hangars were building airships in the last century, though most of […]

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New Google Earth Imagery ? April 16, 2014

It appears that Google has pushed out a fresh batch of imagery. Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB readers ‘Jonah’, ‘Munden’, ‘Andreas’ and ‘Horvath’ for letting us know. The new imagery can already be found in Google Maps, making difficult to know for sure what is new and what is old, but here is a list areas […]

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The hidden farms of Chicago

NPR’s The Salt recently took a look at Chicago and the many “hidden farms” that can be found on rooftops around the city. Researcher John Taylor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign spent 400 hours over the course of eight months researching these gardens to determine where the gardens were and which ones were […]

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Exploring L?Aquila five years later

Three years ago we told you about the effort to rebuild L’Aquila in 3D following a major earthquake in 2009. Graziano Di Crescenzo has an Italian blog about Google Earth and is very passionate about the product. He is in L’Aquila and is using Google Earth to keep people informed of the state of L’Aquila […]

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Meograph redesigns their application with a fresh new look

We’ve talked about Meograph a variety of times over the past few years. They have an excellent tool that combines Google Earth with storytelling, and it can be a great way to supplement a story with geographic context. The design of the site has always been solid, but their latest refresh really makes it much […]

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The obscured areas of Google Earth

While Google Earth offers imagery for the vast majority of the planet, there are a variety of places that are intentionally hidden for security or political reasons. This great article on AtlasObscura.com summarizes many of these hidden areas. They include nuclear plants, air bases, important political facilities and other locations. Google Earth began blurring or […]

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The artwork of Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada in Google Earth

Jorge Rodriquez-Gerada is an artist that creates amazingly large pieces of art. A great example is his “WISH” installation, shown below, which took several years to complete. I grabbed a copy of an aerial shot of WISH from Colossal and overlaid it onto Google Earth to create the image above. You can download this KML […]

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The perspective from Google Earth can change the way you see things

It’s a common joke that when people first open up Google Earth and can explore any place on earth, they first go and find their own house. We’ve all done it. However, even viewing your own house in Google Earth can be a great experience, as it provides a perspective that we rarely get to […]

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Do you think you know your aerial imagery? Find out on QuizUp.

A few months ago I started playing QuizUp from time to time on my phone. It’s a fast-paced trivia game that pits you against other players around the world in real-time. It has a very wide variety of categories, and you can get in and play a game in only a minute or two. They’ve […]

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