|Taiwan from Above|
Steven Ho has done some great work with Google Earth over the years. He’s shown us tours of mountaineering trips, a panorama from the top of Mount Everest, a tribute to Steve Jobs and much more. A friend of his, Chi Po-Lin, has created a documentary titled “Taiwan from Above“. Steven has taken the amazing […]
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|The ?underwater waterfall? of Mauritius Island|
On the southwestern point of Mauritius is a crazy-looking phenomenon. When viewed from the air (either in real life or in Google Earth) it appears to be an underwater waterfall! Of course, a real underwater waterfall isn’t possible but the actual answer is really quite fascinating. An article on ScienceBlogs.com really digs into it, but […]
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|Create your own 2013 Zeitgeist using Meograph|
Each year, Google releases their “Zeitgeist“, a summary of the “what captured the world’s attention in the past year”. This year, Google is working with PBS to offer you the opportunity to create your own Zeitgeist for 2013 using the Meograph storytelling tool. Here is a sample video using stories from 2012: The contest winner […]
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|New Google Earth Imagery ? December 6, 2013|
It appears that Google has just pushed out a fresh batch of imagery! Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB readers ‘Munden’ and ‘Dave’ for being the first to let us know about it. As is often the case, this imagery isn’t yet in Google Maps. As a result, you can compare Google Earth to Google Maps to […]
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|Bonnie & Clyde in Google Earth|
Despite happening 80 years ago, the crime spree of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow is one that continues to live on throughout the years and is the subject of an A&E miniseries that begins this weekend. To help add context to their real-life exploits, George from MyReadingMapped has built out a detailed map of their […]
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|Using Google Earth to catch overfishing in the Persian Gulf|
We’ve shown you quite a few examples of Google Earth being used to help prevent crime (including a post last week), but now there’s another great story out of Vancouver. Scientists at the University of British Columbia are using Google Earth to calculate how much fish was being caught by Persian Gulf nations compared to […]
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|Vote for the best DigitalGlobe image of 2013|
As they did for 2012, the folks at DigitalGlobe are again asking for your help to choose their best image of the year. We’ve talked about DigitalGlobe and their work many times over the years, and their Top Image Contest makes for some tough decisions. Here is a brief video that tells a bit more […]
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|The countdown begins for Google?s annual Santa tracker|
Google’s annual “Santa Tracker” site is live, with new games and features being added each day from now until Christmas. When Christmas comes, as they’ve done in years past, Google will help track Santa’s journey around the world. As we saw last year, there is also the (now separate) NORAD Tracks Santa site which is […]
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|The best of Google Earth for November, 2013|
November saw some great stories related to Google Earth. Here are my favorites from the month: We took another look at the amazing UTA Flight 772 memorial in the desert of Niger. Michael Heizer creates some amazing (and amazingly large) artwork, and Google Earth is a great way to view much of it. We saw […]
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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the US, and I’m looking forward to taking it easy and enjoying time with family, eating the big meal, and watching some football. A few years ago, Frank created the world’s largest Thanksgiving greeting card. You can check it out in Google Earth. Feel free to share the link with […]
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