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We’ve shared a lot of articles from Google Sightseeing over the years. They do a great job of choosing an interesting topic and then digging in deep. Their recent article from Ian Brown on the subject of Airship Hangars is no different.
We’ve shared a lot of articles from Google Sightseeing over the years. They do a great job of choosing an interesting topic and then digging in deep. Their recent article from Ian Brown on the subject of Airship Hangars is no different. Hundreds of hangars were building airships in the last century, though most of …
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NPR’s The Salt recently took a look at Chicago and the many “hidden farms” that can be found on rooftops around the city.
NPR’s The Salt recently took a look at Chicago and the many “hidden farms” that can be found on rooftops around the city. Researcher John Taylor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign spent 400 hours over the course of eight months researching these gardens to determine where the gardens were and which ones were …
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We’ve talked about Meograph a variety of times over the past few years. They have an excellent tool that combines Google Earth with storytelling, and it can be a great way to supplement a story with geographic context.

The design of the site has always been solid, but their latest refresh really makes it much better. The new design is much more visual, intuitive, and mobile friendly in an effort to make consumer content creation for brands even easier.
We’ve talked about Meograph a variety of times over the past few years. They have an excellent tool that combines Google Earth with storytelling, and it can be a great way to supplement a story with geographic context. The design of the site has always been solid, but their latest refresh really makes it much …
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Jorge Rodriquez-Gerada is an artist that creates amazingly large pieces of art. A great example is his “WISH” installation, shown here, which took several years to complete.
Jorge Rodriquez-Gerada is an artist that creates amazingly large pieces of art. A great example is his “WISH” installation, shown below, which took several years to complete. I grabbed a copy of an aerial shot of WISH from Colossal and overlaid it onto Google Earth to create the image above. You can download this KML …
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A few months ago I started playing QuizUp from time to time on my phone. It’s a fast-paced trivia game that pits you against other players around the world in real-time. It has a very wide variety of categories, and you can get in and play a game in only a minute or two.

They’ve recently added a new category that many of you will find interesting: “Google Maps: Earth from Above”.
A few months ago I started playing QuizUp from time to time on my phone. It’s a fast-paced trivia game that pits you against other players around the world in real-time. It has a very wide variety of categories, and you can get in and play a game in only a minute or two. They’ve …
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It appears that Google has pushed out a fresh batch of imagery. Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB readers ‘Jonah’, ‘Munden’, ‘Andreas’ and ‘Horvath’ for letting us know.
It appears that Google has pushed out a fresh batch of imagery. Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB readers ‘Jonah’, ‘Munden’, ‘Andreas’ and ‘Horvath’ for letting us know. The new imagery can already be found in Google Maps, making difficult to know for sure what is new and what is old, but here is a list areas …
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Three years ago we told you about the effort to rebuild L’Aquila in 3D following a major earthquake in 2009. Graziano Di Crescenzo has an Italian blog about Google Earth and is very passionate about the product. He is in L’Aquila and is using Google Earth to keep people informed of the state of L’Aquila five years after the quake.
Three years ago we told you about the effort to rebuild L’Aquila in 3D following a major earthquake in 2009. Graziano Di Crescenzo has an Italian blog about Google Earth and is very passionate about the product. He is in L’Aquila and is using Google Earth to keep people informed of the state of L’Aquila …
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While Google Earth offers imagery for the vast majority of the planet, there are a variety of places that are intentionally hidden for security or political reasons.
While Google Earth offers imagery for the vast majority of the planet, there are a variety of places that are intentionally hidden for security or political reasons. This great article on AtlasObscura.com summarizes many of these hidden areas. They include nuclear plants, air bases, important political facilities and other locations. Google Earth began blurring or …
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Ha ha ha ha. Really? A two second image search on Google images reveals a little more:  http://www.hilliontchernobyl.com/Images/centrales/Marcoule1.jpg

Google Earth Historical images show a little more detail in 2010 and fine detail in 2002.
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It’s a common joke that when people first open up Google Earth and can explore any place on earth, they first go and find their own house. We’ve all done it. However, even viewing your own house in Google Earth can be a great experience, as it provides a perspective that we rarely get to see.
It’s a common joke that when people first open up Google Earth and can explore any place on earth, they first go and find their own house. We’ve all done it. However, even viewing your own house in Google Earth can be a great experience, as it provides a perspective that we rarely get to …
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Back in 1973, a volcanic eruption in the western Pacific ocean caused the formation of a new island named Nishino-shima. Four months ago, a nearby eruption caused the formation of a new island named Niijima. The Niijima eruption has continued and the island has been growing and has now consumed Nishino-shima and it is continuing to grow larger.
Back in 1973, a volcanic eruption in the western Pacific ocean caused the formation of a new island named Nishino-shima. Four months ago, a nearby eruption caused the formation of a new island named Niijima. The Niijima eruption has continued and the island has been growing and has now consumed Nishino-shima and it is continuing …
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This blog is not officially affiliated with Google. Google Earth Blog is dedicated to sharing the best news, interesting sights, technology, and happenings for Google Earth. You will find the most amazing and interesting Google Earth news stories and content you can download right off the site. Learn how to take data from your GPS, map it into Google Earth, and share it with friends or the world. Learn when new releases of Google Earth come out, hear about new technologies and features, or check out the links to dozens of other Google Earth web sites.

When Frank Taylor first saw Google Earth he knew it would be a popular phenomena. All sorts of amazing things were going to happen because of Google Earth. And, amazing things have happened, indeed, in the 6+ years since this blog was started. Over 2000 blog posts here are a testament to Google Earth.