Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:45:40 +0000
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:45:40 +0000
On July 17th, 2016 there was a very large avalanche in the Aru Mountains of Tibet. This was followed by a second avalanche on 21st September, 2016. Planet Labs captured some imagery of the location of the second event and have created an excellent before and after which you can find here. For a more […]
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:37:29 +0000
We recently came across this interesting article on Bellingcat which is about the use of environmental damage as a weapon of war in Iraq. As the Islamic State (IS) is being pushed back, they are setting light to oil wells, pouring oil on the streets and in trenches and setting light to it and also […]
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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:04:05 +0000
A couple of weeks ago we set up a server that allows you to view the NOAA’s post Hurricane Matthew aerial imagery in Google Earth. The imagery comes from the NOAA’s map, which provides the data in tiles. For more on how tiled maps work see this post. The experiment worked better than we expected, […]
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:39:24 +0000
Yesterday we had a look at the track of the Curiosity rover in Google Earth. We noticed that there is some very high resolution imagery of the area. We have previously experimented with getting Mars imagery into Google Earth but did not find any imagery with such high resolution. So we decided to have another […]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:50:46 +0000
With the recent attempted landing on Mars we thought it might be a good time to discuss another Mars inhabitant, NASA’s Curiosity rover. GEB reader Fernando Nogal let us know about a KML file he maintains which tracks the path of Curiosity on Mars. It can be found in this thread on unmannedspaceflight.com. Google Mars […]
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:47:21 +0000
A joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is expected to land a probe on Mars today October 19th, 2016. If successful, it will be the first successful landing on Mars that was not by NASA. Many attempts have been made by various countries and there have been […]
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:22:00 +0000
We recently came across a post by Janis Petke who has created some beautiful pictures using Google Earth, PTGui panorama software and Photoshop. Barcelona, Spain. ‘Little Planet’ view by Janis Petke. 3D imagery from Google Earth. See all the images and a description of how it was done here. Janis is not the first person […]
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Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:52:53 +0000
Last week Hurricane Matthews caused widespread devastation, crossing over Haiti, the Bahamas and then up the east coast of the United States. It caused direct damage from the high winds and waves, followed by severe flooding in the US, which is still ongoing. We have been impressed by the amount of imagery that has been […]
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Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:25:27 +0000
Yesterday we talked about how the NOAA aerial imagery of the eastern US coast in the wake of Hurricane Matthew is available as map tiles. We investigated how to display map tiles in Google Earth and concluded that doing it with a single KMZ file would not be feasible. We also said it wouldn’t be […]
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Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:38:43 +0000
[ Update: See this post for a KML to view to see the NOAA imagery in Google Earth. ] Yesterday we had a look at some aerial imagery of the eastern coast of the US after Hurricane Matthew. The imagery comes from NOAA. We wondered what it would take to get the imagery into Google […]