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In the past we have looked at an island that doesn’t exist, islands being formed, islands combining to form a bigger island and a disappearing islet. Today we are looking at how China is turning reefs into islands.

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We spent quite a lot of May looking at interesting satellite imagery, most of which was added to Google Earth in either April or May.

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We spent quite a lot of May looking at interesting satellite imagery, most of which was added to Google Earth in either April or May. We looked at imagery in Nepal captured after the April 25th earthquake and then again at imagery captured after the May 12th aftershock. We had a look at bomb damage …
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Thank you to GEB reader Ryen McPherson for letting us know about a recent Graffiti project on an abandoned airstrip in the Mojave Desert, California, USA. The piece is by a group called ‘Indecline.’ It is not yet visible in Google Earth imagery, but Ryen kindly sent us some aerial photos, which we have put into this KMLGoogle Earth File.  You must have GE installed. so you can view them in Google Earth.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/05/this-land-was-our-land.html
Yesterday we looked at some large art pieces by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada. Thank you to GEB reader Ryen McPherson for letting us know about a recent Graffiti project on an abandoned airstrip in the Mojave Desert, California, USA. The piece is by a group called ‘Indecline.’ It is not yet visible in Google Earth imagery, but …
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Thank you to GEB reader ‘A.C.’ for alerting us to the fact that Google has released a new minor version of Google Earth. This release comes just under a month after the previous update, which was the first update in nearly two years.

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Thank you to GEB reader ‘A.C.’ for alerting us to the fact that Google has released a new minor version of Google Earth. This release comes just under a month after the previous update, which was the first update in nearly two years. This update actually has some release notes that tell us what has …
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I can't seem to find the download for this update or the previous one for that matter.  The only version I find is 7.1 on the main Google download page.  Can someone post a link?
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We recently came across this article about a recently released map of average cloud cover for the last 13 years produced by NASA.

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We recently came across this article about a recently released map of average cloud cover for the last 13 years produced by NASA. The map is provided in the form of an image and a high resolution version can be downloaded from NASA. It would have been nice to view it Google Earth. However, it …
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Desert, from ball of Africa, with DRY AIR, appears to be almost ELLIPTICALLY-SHAPED (including Arabian peninsula), and will be Measured to determine if 8000 km wide. 
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Most oil platforms can not be seen in Google Earth. This is because Google and its imagery providers do not bother with imagery of the oceans far from the coast unless there is something of particular interest. Back in 2006 Google Sightseeing was able to find a few oil platforms in Google Earth’s imagery which they showcase in this post.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/05/oil-platforms-google-earth.html
Most oil platforms can not be seen in Google Earth. This is because Google and its imagery providers do not bother with imagery of the oceans far from the coast unless there is something of particular interest. Back in 2006 Google Sightseeing was able to find a few oil platforms in Google Earth’s imagery which …
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On April 9th, 2015 a tornado struck near the town of Rochelle, Illinois. For ground level videos and photos see this story. Considering the amount of damage visible in Google Earth, it is amazing that only two people lost their lives.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/05/rochellefairdale-tornado-damage-now-visible-google-earth.html
We have looked at tornado damage in Google Earth a number of times before, including tornado’s that struck the US towns of: Pilger, Nebraska and Wessington Springs, South Dakota Mayflower, Arkansas – May 2014 Moore, Oklahoma – May, 2013 Joplin, Missouri – May 2011 Tuscaloosa and Jefferson County, Alabama – April 2011 Yazoo City, Mississippi …
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Just over a year ago, we had a look at a piece of art called ‘WISH’ by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada. Although Google Earth does not have any imagery of it, we created an image overlay so that you could see it in Google Earth.

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We have a number of times looked at art work large enough to see in Google Earth, including some of the largest pieces of art in the world. Just over a year ago, we had a look at a piece of art called ‘WISH’ by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada. Although Google Earth does not have any imagery …
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On May 12th Nepal experienced a major aftershock consisting of a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. Just one week later Google Earth already has imagery of Kathmandu and surrounding areas captured on May 14th, 2015.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/05/new-napal-imagery-following-may-12th-aftershock.html
Last week we talked about the new imagery in Google Earth following the April 25th Nepal earthquake. On May 12th Nepal experienced a major aftershock consisting of a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. Just one week later Google Earth already has imagery of Kathmandu and surrounding areas captured on May 14th, 2015. Left: December 18th, 2014. Right: …
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In September last year soon after we first released our KML showing the areas covered by 3D imagery, GEB reader ‘bubollofo’ pointed out that there was a blurred square of imagery over Olso, Norway.

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In September last year soon after we first released our KML showing the areas covered by 3D imagery, GEB reader ‘bubollofo’ pointed out that there was a blurred square of imagery over Olso, Norway. Earlier this month we noticed that the blur appeared to have been fixed. However, several readers (thank you Frank and Ryan …
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Thank you to GEB reader AC for pointing us to the recently added imagery of Sana’a Airport in Yemen. The image comes from DigitalGlobe and was captured on March 27th, 2015.

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Thank you to GEB reader AC for pointing us to the recently added imagery of Sana’a Airport in Yemen. The image comes from DigitalGlobe and was captured on March 27th, 2015. Before and after images of buildings destroyed at Sana’a Airport, Yemen. The conflict in Yemen is ongoing and the airport has been struck a …
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The imagery in Google Earth is carefully selected to be as cloud-free and snow-cover-free as possible. This makes for a good, clear picture of features on the ground, but it does mean we are missing out on what the earth really looks like from above most of the time.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/05/beautiful-satellite-imagery-wont-seeing-google-earth.html
The imagery in Google Earth is carefully selected to be as cloud-free and snow-cover-free as possible. This makes for a good, clear picture of features on the ground, but it does mean we are missing out on what the earth really looks like from above most of the time. To get an idea of what …
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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.