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Google Street View goes to the International Space Station

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:43:37 +0000

Yesterday Google announced on its blog that they have added views of the International Space Station (ISS) to Google Street View. The Google blog post is written by Thomas Pesquet, Astronaut at the European Space Agency (ESA), who spent six months aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as a flight engineer. The ISS Street View […]

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Man made ‘Fairy Circles’

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:47 +0000

‘Fairy Circles’ are a phenomenon that occurs in the Namib desert involving circular patches of bare ground forming striking patterns visible in satellite imagery. We have looked at a number of similar phenomenon around the world caused variously by ants, termites and worms. Last month, we had a look at some Fairy Circle-like patterns in […]

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Game of Thrones in Street View and Google Earth

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:13:34 +0000

In celebration of the season seven premiere of popular TV series “Game of Thrones”, Google has created a Street View collection of various locations used in the filming of the series. Although we highly recommend using Google Maps to explore Street View as the Google Maps Street View interface is better than Google Earth’s, it […]

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Homeowner mows ‘A-hole’ message on lawn over a dispute with neighbour

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:09:25 +0000

A recent story in the news about a homeowner in Dungeness, Washington, USA who, as a result of a dispute with a neighbour wrote a giant message saying ‘A hole’ and an arrow pointing at his neighbour. Find the location in Google Earth with this KML file. The above image is from August 2016, but […]

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Planet Launches 48 More Satellites

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:08:02 +0000

On July 14, 2017, satellite imaging company Planet launched another 48 of their small, low resolution, satellites they call ‘Doves’ into orbit. They were launched on a Soyuz rocket together with a number of other satellites. This follows a record launch of 88 Doves back in February. In addition, earlier this year they acquired Google’s […]

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The Future of Google Earth Voyager

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:53:35 +0000

Google recently added some new Voyager tours titled ‘I Am Amazon’ featuring various stories from the Amazon. These tours are exclusively for the new browser-based Google Earth and the Android app. Read more about the tours on Google’s blog. This announcement came shortly after Google added Brazilian indigenous territories to their mapping products. At the […]

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A Panda Solar Power Plant

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:50:39 +0000

A recent story in the news is about a solar plant recently completed in China that was designed in the shape of a panda. However, the images initially circulated were all artists concepts and not photos of the actual plant. Eventually Snopes was able to obtain an actual photo of the plant and we decided […]

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Trip View Bowls in New Google Earth

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:45:07 +0000

“Trip View Bowls” are porcelain bowls painted on the inside with a 360 degree landscape of a real world location. They are essentially what you would get if you painted Street View image on the inside of a bowl. Back in 2011 GEB reader Steven Ho, whose work we often cover created a 3D model […]

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