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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:03:21 +0000
We recently came across this interesting article which talks about how DigitalGlobe is applying AI to satellite imagery recognition. Humans brains are still extremely useful, so DigitalGlobe also has a crowd-sourcing platform that can be used either on its own, or to train and artificial intelligence algorithm. If you are interested in AI and satellite […]
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:09:33 +0000
Here is our wish list for 2017: Google has been making bug-fix updates to Google Earth, which have been very welcome (the crash that used to happen when moving placemarks was very frustrating), but there have been no new features added. We would love to see new features, or even a major update. Google has […]
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:37:38 +0000
Earlier this week we released maps showing the imagery updates of 2016 according to the ‘historical imagery’ layer. The maps were created using the Google Earth Plugin/API, which Google has since shut down. It was scheduled to be shut down on January 11th. It was still working yesterday, January 12th, but is not today, January […]
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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:01:05 +0000
A recent story in the news is a rumour that Google may be planning to sell its satellite imaging business Terra Bella (formerly Skybox Imaging) to satellite imaging company Planet (formerly Planet Labs). Google acquired Terra Bella, then Skybox Imaging, in mid 2014. At the time, Terra Bella had two satellites, SkySats 1 and 2. […]
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:11:41 +0000
This weekend, on January 14th, SpaceX hopes to return to flight with their first launch since the explosion last September on the launchpad of their rocket carrying the Amos-6 mission. As fans of SpaceX, we thought this would be a good time to have a look at some SpaceX related sights in Google Earth. Space […]
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:47:45 +0000
Thank you to GEB reader Jacob for bringing to our attention an interesting effect in Google Earth’s 3D imagery. In Kingston, Ontario, Canada, there is a building in the 3D imagery that seems to be a combination of imagery from when it was still under construction and imagery from after its completion. The result is […]
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Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:03:59 +0000
Today we are releasing our map of Google Earth imagery updates for 2016. Download this KML file to see it in Google Earth. Let us know in the comments if you find any interesting sights that we have not yet covered. Eastern Europe got noticeably more imagery than Western Europe. We guess this is because […]
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:12:30 +0000
We have recently had several enquiries or comments pointing out that a lot of the imagery in Google Earth ‘historical imagery’ is very low resolution and we thought it would be best to do a post explaining it. The low resolution imagery in question is a set of yearly (from 1984 to date) global mosaics […]
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