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There is an ongoing war in Yemen that started early last year. We have in the past had a look at the bomb damage at Sana’a airport in May 2015, and had another look in January this year.

Today we are having a look at some of the signs of bomb damage we have come across in other parts of the country.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/06/bomb-damage-war-yemen.html
There is an ongoing war in Yemen that started early last year. We have in the past had a look at the bomb damage at Sana’a airport in May 2015, and had another look in January this year. Today we are having a look at some of the signs of bomb damage we have come …
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A story about a Kraken (a legendary sea monster) being spotted in Google Earth imagery recently went viral. It turns out, however, that it is actually just a rock. The rock in question is named Sail Rock and lies south west of Deception Island, one of the South Shetland Islands near Antarctica.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/06/the-rock-near-deception-island-that-looks-like-a-kraken.html
A story about a Kraken (a legendary sea monster) being spotted in Google Earth imagery recently went viral.
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Google has recently pushed out another imagery update. Below we show approximate maps of where the new imagery from April, May and June can be found. There is almost certainly older imagery too, but it is harder to find.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/06/google-earth-imagery-update-dallas-texas-tornados.html
Google has recently pushed out another imagery update. Below we show approximate maps of where the new imagery from April, May and June can be found. There is almost certainly older imagery too, but it is harder to find. June imagery. May imagery. Red: Recently added imagery. Blue: Imagery as of June 12th. April imagery. …
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The recent Google Earth imagery update includes an image of a new island formed from Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai, part of the Tonga archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai used to be two islands with a submarine volcano between them. Then, in December 2014, the volcano started erupting and by mid-January 2015 a new island had formed with the volcano’s crater in the centre.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/06/two-become-one-hunga-tonga-hunga-haapai.html
The recent Google Earth imagery update includes an image of a new island formed from Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai, part of the Tonga archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai used to be two islands with a submarine volcano between them. Then, in December 2014, the volcano started erupting and …
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In yesterday’s post we suggested that the reason for the near polar orbit of most imaging satellites was to improve coverage. After a bit more research it turns out to be more interesting than that. Apparently there is a special orbit called Sun-synchronous orbit, which is designed such that the satellite always crosses a given latitude on the ‘day’ side of the Earth at the same time of day.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/06/sun-synchronous-orbit.html
In yesterday’s post we suggested that the reason for the near polar orbit of most imaging satellites was to improve coverage. After a bit more research it turns out to be more interesting than that. Apparently there is a special orbit called Sun-synchronous orbit, which is designed such that the satellite always crosses a given …
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We have previously had a look at a tool by GeoSage for processing Landsat Data. At the time it was free for non-commercial use, but is no longer. It remains, however, the best tool we have come across for that purpose.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/06/spectral-transformer-sentinel-2-imagery.html
We have previously had a look at a tool by GeoSage for processing Landsat Data. At the time it was free for non-commercial use, but is no longer. It remains, however, the best tool we have come across for that purpose. GeoSage has recently released Spectral Transformer for Sentinel-2 Imagery, a tool for processing Sentinel …
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Google has recently been pushing out 3D imagery of various Brazilian cities in preparation for the Olympics. The interesting part, however, is that the imagery isn’t new. The imagery of Rio de Janeiro, for example was captured around February 2013 in preparation for the FIFA World Cup that took place in Brazil in 2014. At the time, Google did release some 3D imagery of Brazil, sometimes limited to the football stadiums involved in the world cup and small areas around them.

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Google has recently been pushing out 3D imagery of various Brazilian cities in preparation for the Olympics.
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Cyclone Roanu was, according to Wikipedia, a relatively weak tropical cyclone that, nevertheless, caused severe flooding in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In addition, it caused a number of large landslides in Sri Lanka. The only imagery of the event so far in Google Earth is two patches of imagery of Sri Lanka: an image of the capital, Colombo, showing flooding and a set of images further inland showing a landslide.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/06/cylcone-roanu-landslide-floods.html
Cyclone Roanu was, according to Wikipedia, a relatively weak tropical cyclone that, nevertheless, caused severe flooding in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In addition, it caused a number of large landslides in Sri Lanka. The only imagery of the event so far in Google Earth is two patches of imagery of Sri Lanka: an image of …
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When browsing some of the latest imagery in the recent imagery update we came across some beautiful images of islands of the Tonga archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean and we thought of using them as desktop backgrounds. This is also how we found the image of Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai for yesterday’s post.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/06/making-desktop-backgrounds-google-earth.html
When browsing some of the latest imagery in the recent imagery update we came across some beautiful images of islands of the Tonga archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean and we thought of using them as desktop backgrounds. This is also how we found the image of Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai for yesterday’s post. …
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We did a post on Dr. Sarah Parcak back in 2011. She is an archeologist who frequently makes use of satellite imagery (including Google Earth) to make archaeological discoveries. She has written a book on the subject and even won the $1 million 2016 TED prize for her TED talk on the subject.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/06/satellite-image-archeology.html
We did a post on Dr. Sarah Parcak back in 2011. She is an archeologist who frequently makes use of satellite imagery (including Google Earth) to make archaeological discoveries. She has written a book on the subject and even won the $1 million 2016 TED prize for her TED talk on the subject. A recent …
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Google has recently pushed out another imagery update. We created maps for March, April and May imagery, but did not find any significant changes in the March and April maps since the last update a week ago. There is, however, quite a lot of new May imagery.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/06/google-earth-imagery-update-strange-image-sahara.html
Google has recently pushed out another imagery update. We created maps for March, April and May imagery, but did not find any significant changes in the March and April maps since the last update a week ago. There is, however, quite a lot of new May imagery. May imagery. Red: Recently added imagery. Blue: imagery …
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This post is some tips for creating historical imagery animations using the ‘Historical Imagery Tour Maker’ we released in yesterdays post.

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This post is some tips for creating historical imagery animations using the ‘Historical Imagery Tour Maker’ we released in yesterdays post. Tilt The Google Earth plugin, like the default setting in Google Earth, tilts the view towards the horizontal as you zoom in close to the ground. In Google Earth you can stop that behaviour …
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