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Google Earth was first released on June 28, 2005. Now, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Google Earth’s release, we would like to share just a few examples of the best user applications of Google Earth over the years.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/06/ten-years-of-amazing-google-earth-visualizations.html
Google Earth was first released on June 28, 2005. Now, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Google Earth’s release, we would like to share just a few examples of the best user applications of Google Earth over the years. As any regular reader of this blog can tell you, Google Earth is a fantastic …
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Google are constantly looking for new places to capture Street View, often going a long way away from the nearest street. The Street View cameras have been on boats all over the world such as the Amazon River and Greenland, under the oceans and on zip-lines into the Amazon forest canopy.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/06/street-view-goes-vertical.html
Google are constantly looking for new places to capture Street View, often going a long way away from the nearest street. The Street View cameras have been on boats all over the world such as the Amazon River and Greenland, under the oceans and on zip-lines into the Amazon forest canopy. Now the street view …
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Last week we pointed out that some of the Google Earth weather layers were out of date. Google fixed the problem soon after, and at about the same time added a tantalizing new layer that just says ‘Coming soon’. This may be timed to coincide with Google Earth’s 10th birthday this coming Sunday, June 28th. According to Wikipedia, Google Earth was first released under the Google brand name on June 28th, 2005, although it was release as Google Earth 3.0 as it was a continuation of a previous product called Keyhole that had been in existence since 2001.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/06/new-google-earth-layers-coming-soon.html
Last week we pointed out that some of the Google Earth weather layers were out of date. Google fixed the problem soon after, and at about the same time added a tantalizing new layer that just says ‘Coming soon’. This may be timed to coincide with Google Earth’s 10th birthday this coming Sunday, June 28th. …
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UrtheCast is a company that captures satellite imagery from cameras mounted on the International Space Station (ISS). We mentioned them back in March 2012 when they first announced that they would be mounting two video cameras on the ISS. Since then, they have successfully mounted the two cameras and on Wednesday 17th June, they released the first sample videos. They say it is 4K video with a resolution of 1m. They also claim it is the first full colour HD video of earth from space.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/06/urthecast-releases-hd-videos-earth-space.html
UrtheCast is a company that captures satellite imagery from cameras mounted on the International Space Station (ISS). We mentioned them back in March 2012 when they first announced that they would be mounting two video cameras on the ISS. Since then, they have successfully mounted the two cameras and on Wednesday 17th June, they released …
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Last month we had a look at the planet Mercury using Google Earth, and last year we did the same for various other planets using maps from the SETI Institute. The latter maps are sadly no longer available on the Google Maps Gallery. If any of our readers knows whether those maps are still available somewhere please let us know. We have also shown you a number of similar effects by James Stafford published on his barnabu blog.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/06/google-sun.html
Last month we had a look at the planet Mercury using Google Earth, and last year we did the same for various other planets using maps from the SETI Institute. The latter maps are sadly no longer available on the Google Maps Gallery. If any of our readers knows whether those maps are still available …
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Ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek is currently running the Appalachian Trail, a distance of 2,189 miles (3,522 km). According to his Facebook page he recently passed the 800 mile mark (1,287 km). 

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We have looked at Steven Ho’s work a number of times before. My personal favourite was his Flying around with Blue Magpie Tea in Taiwan. Ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek is currently running the Appalachian Trail, a distance of 2,189 miles (3,522 km). According to his Facebook page he recently passed the 800 mile mark (1,287 …
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In 2004 Google bought startup Keyhole Inc. whose main product was a virtual globe known as Keyhole Earthviewer. On June 28th, 2005, ten years ago yesterday, Google released the renamed Google Earth 3.0 for free (there were still paid versions with some extra features). Since then Google Earth has become one of the best known and most used applications in the world. Today, in honour of the 10 year anniversary of Google Earth we are looking at some of the key features and innovations that make Google Earth such a great product.

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Google have updated their ‘Latest Google Earth Imagery Updates’ map to show an update on May 27th, 2015. They previously had an updates map for June 8th, which we already looked at, so it appears that they are going backwards. We are not complaining, since we welcome any information on imagery updates, as it allows us to look through the new imagery for interesting finds. If you see anything interesting let us know in the comments.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/06/google-earth-imagery-may-27th-2015.html
Google have updated their ‘Latest Google Earth Imagery Updates’ map to show an update on May 27th, 2015. They previously had an updates map for June 8th, which we already looked at, so it appears that they are going backwards. We are not complaining, since we welcome any information on imagery updates, as it allows …
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In our post on UrtheCast earlier this week, we incorrectly stated that Google Earth’s internal browser does not support flash content. It actually does and has done so since version 4.2.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/06/adobe-flash-google-earth.html
In our post on UrtheCast earlier this week, we incorrectly stated that Google Earth’s internal browser does not support flash content. It actually does and has done so since version 4.2. To test whether Flash is working in Google Earth check the popups in the layer Ocean‑>National Geographic‑>Magazine Quiz, as they contain flash content. If …
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Last week we had a look at UrtheCast, a satellite imaging company that has just released their first videos captured from the International Space Station.

Today we are looking at another satellite imaging company called BlackSky Global. They have not yet launched any satellites, but plan to launch six satellites in 2016 and have a 60 satellite constellation by 2019. For more details see their press release.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/06/blacksky-global.html
Last week we had a look at UrtheCast, a satellite imaging company that has just released their first videos captured from the International Space Station. Today we are looking at another satellite imaging company called BlackSky Global. They have not yet launched any satellites, but plan to launch six satellites in 2016 and have a …
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As a number of GEB readers have noted, some of Google Earth’s weather layers have not been working correctly and as of this writing the data is out of date. The ‘Conditions and Forecasts’ layer has not been updated since May 28th, 2015. The ‘Oceans Observations’ layer has even older data, mostly from 2013. The ‘Clouds’ and ‘Radar’ layers are up to date – see the ‘Information’ layer for exact date and time for each and for animated versions of both layers.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/06/google-earth-weather-information-date.html
As a number of GEB readers have noted, some of Google Earth’s weather layers have not been working correctly and as of this writing the data is out of date. The ‘Conditions and Forecasts’ layer has not been updated since May 28th, 2015. The ‘Oceans Observations’ layer has even older data, mostly from 2013. The …
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My name is Frank Taylor, and I am the founder and publisher of Google Earth Blog. I also recently completed an expedition to sail around the world. 

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My name is Frank Taylor, and I am the founder and publisher of Google Earth Blog. I also recently completed an expedition to sail around the world. One of the many reasons I was immediately attracted to Google Earth in 2005 was that my wife Karen and I had for many years planned to circumnavigate …
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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.