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This Google Earth Fan Site Ending Daily Blog Posts Starting Today

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 10:43:08 +0000

This is a post I have been reluctant to write. I started this blog 12 years ago to bring news and share enthusiasm about one of the best software applications, and datasets, I have ever seen. Still to this day, I am amazed when I use Google Earth and the incredible wealth of data that […]

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Pictures from the ISS: Photos by Thomas Pesquet in Google Earth

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:05:14 +0000

We recently came across a site called “Thomas Pesquet in Google Earth”. It features a KML file that includes over 620 photographs of Earth form the International Space Station (ISS) by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet that were shared through social media. The site and KML were created by Jean-Daniel Cesaro who has painstakingly geolocated them […]

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Seconds from launch? A prepped rocket on the launchpad

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:22:38 +0000

Yesterday we showed you a video created by satellite imaging company Planet of the launch of their most recent flock of Doves using a series of images they had captured from orbit. As we mentioned in that post, it was almost certainly a first for satellite imaging. After writing that post we were having a […]

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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 phenomena 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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