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  • Google Earth Pro 7.3.1 Released Jan 23, 2018
    Last night Google released a new version of the desktop version of Google Earth Pro version 7.3.1 (which is free despite the confusing “Pro” name). You can download this at the download page found here: www.google.com/earth/desktop/ Th...
  • Most Popular Stories About Google Earth 2017 Dec 1, 2017
    Although this blog has stopped regular blog postings, Google Earth still has a legacy of amazing stories and content. This post summarizes some of the most popular content found by our readers during the year of 2017. The top 5 most popular posts ...
  • This Google Earth Fan Site Ending Daily Blog Posts Starting Today Jul 31, 2017
    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 ...
  • Pictures from the ISS: Photos by Thomas Pesquet in Google Earth Jul 28, 2017
    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 t...
  • Seconds from launch? A prepped rocket on the launchpad Jul 27, 2017
    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 launch in satellite imagery Jul 26, 2017
    A couple of weeks ago, satellite imaging company Planet launched a flock of 48 ‘Doves’, their low cost imaging satellites. They managed to capture imagery of the launch from one of the Doves already in orbit: Read more about it on the ...
  • Google Earth Imagery Update: Volcanic Island in Alaska and Fire in Russia Jul 25, 2017
    Google has recently added some fresh imagery to Google Earth. It is currently only visible in the default layer, so there will be more to see once Google updates the ‘historical imagery’ layer as well. Volcanic Island in Alaska Bogoslo...
  • Colorising Black and White Historical Aerial Imagery Jul 24, 2017
    We were recently contacted by Zachary Bortolot an Associate Professor in the Geographic Science Program at James Madison University. He has been developing a method of realistically colorising black and white historical aerial images. His method i...
  • Google Street View goes to the International Space Station Jul 21, 2017
    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...
  • Man made ‘Fairy Circles’ Jul 20, 2017
    ‘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 ...