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Google has continued to roll out 3D imagery, with over 50 new or updated areas so far in July. In addition, we saw indications that Google is interested in getting 3D imagery for Indian cities.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/07/best-google-earth-july-2015.html
Google has continued to roll out 3D imagery, with over 50 new or updated areas so far in July. In addition, we saw indications that Google is interested in getting 3D imagery for Indian cities. Picturesque Lübeck, Germany, one of over 50 new areas of 3D this month. We have seen quite a lot of …
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+Google Earth Blog From this file, do I need to download and open in Earth just once or keep checking back every few days for updates? thanks.. http://www.gearthblog.com/kmfiles/3DMeshLocationsNetworkLink.kml
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Earlier this month, we had a look at a map of Pluto that NASA produced and made available in KML format for viewing Google Earth. That was before the New Horizons spacecraft had reached Pluto and the image was very blurry. Now the flyby is complete and we are starting to see higher resolution images, including the first high resolution map. It still only includes about half of the surface area and is a monochrome image, but it is considerably higher resolution than the previous version.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/07/latest-pluto-map-google-earth.html
Earlier this month, we had a look at a map of Pluto that NASA produced and made available in KML format for viewing Google Earth. That was before the New Horizons spacecraft had reached Pluto and the image was very blurry. Now the flyby is complete and we are starting to see higher resolution images, …
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Google has recently added Mongolia to the list of countries with Street View. Read more about it on Google’s LatLong blog. There have also been some major additions in Malaysia on the Island of Borneo. Previous major additions this year were Madagascar and Canadian parks in May and Greenland in February.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/07/mongolia-gets-street-view.html
Google has recently added Mongolia to the list of countries with Street View. Read more about it on Google’s LatLong blog. There have also been some major additions in Malaysia on the Island of Borneo. Previous major additions this year were Madagascar and Canadian parks in May and Greenland in February. Extent of Street View …
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There's lots of France and Spain that don't have Street-view 

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As we have discussed before Google Earth shows different imagery depending on the zoom level and whether or not you are in ‘historical imagery’ mode. We have also talked about how the ocean bathymetry data changes in ‘historical imagery’.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/07/google-earths-background-imagery.html
As we have discussed before Google Earth shows different imagery depending on the zoom level and whether or not you are in ‘historical imagery’ mode. We have also talked about how the ocean bathymetry data changes in ‘historical imagery’. When you are looking at the whole globe in ‘default’ mode, the imagery used for the …
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We recently watched this interesting YouTube video about the complicated borders between Belgium and the Netherlands. Baarle-Hertog is a municipality of Belgium which consists of 24 separate exlaves inside the Netherlands. To add to the complexity, there are 7 enclaves of the Netherlands municipality of Baarle-Nassau contained within the exclaves.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/07/complex-borders-baarle-nassau-baarle-hertog.html
We recently watched this interesting YouTube video about the complicated borders between Belgium and the Netherlands. Baarle-Hertog is a municipality of Belgium which consists of 24 separate exlaves inside the Netherlands. To add to the complexity, there are 7 enclaves of the Netherlands municipality of Baarle-Nassau contained within the exclaves. For an excellent explanation of …
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Last month in celebration of the ten year anniversary of Google Earth, Google added some new layers under the heading ‘Voyager’. We already had a look at the new ‘3D cities’ layer last week. However, as we showed you with the ‘Satellite imagery updates’ layer, it is possible to download the layer data and import it into excel for further analysis. So today, we are doing that for the ‘3D cities’ layer. Specifically, we are interested in the population figures that are displayed in the popups.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/07/3d-cities-layer-another-look.html
Last month in celebration of the ten year anniversary of Google Earth, Google added some new layers under the heading ‘Voyager’. We already had a look at the new ‘3D cities’ layer last week. However, as we showed you with the ‘Satellite imagery updates’ layer, it is possible to download the layer data and import …
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Last year we showed you how to animate Google Earth historical imagery using the Google Earth plugin. However, the Google Earth plugin has been deprecated and is set to stop working on December 12th, 2015. In addition, Google Chrome and other browsers are making it harder to use the plugin.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/07/animating-historical-imagery-using-google-earth-tours.html
Last year we showed you how to animate Google Earth historical imagery using the Google Earth plugin. However, the Google Earth plugin has been deprecated and is set to stop working on December 12th, 2015. In addition, Google Chrome and other browsers are making it harder to use the plugin. So, we have decided to …
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Quite a lot of the emails we get at GEB blog repeat the same questions or requests, so we thought it would be a good idea to create a short FAQ for GEB covering the most common questions and requests. 

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/07/google-earth-blog-faq.html
Quite a lot of the emails we get at GEB blog repeat the same questions or requests, so we thought it would be a good idea to create a short FAQ for GEB covering the most common questions and requests. Firstly, it is important to point out that we are a fan-based blog writing about …
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When Landsat 8 imagery was made available on Amazon AWS our first question was: ‘how easy will it be to view it in Google Earth?’. This is our experience trying to answer that question.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/07/getting-landsat-8-imagery-google-earth.html
When Landsat 8 imagery was made available on Amazon AWS our first question was: ‘how easy will it be to view it in Google Earth?’. This is our experience trying to answer that question. The Landsat 8 satellite has a number of different cameras that capture imagery in different wavelengths. For details of the various …
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Thank you to GEB reader ‘jonahtornado’ for letting us know that Google appears to have got the altitude wrong in the 3D for the Italian city of Crotone. If looked at in Google Earth with the ‘Water Surface’ turned on it appears to be underwater.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/07/google-gets-altitude-wrong-drowns-city.html
Thank you to GEB reader ‘jonahtornado’ for letting us know that Google appears to have got the altitude wrong in the 3D for the Italian city of Crotone. If looked at in Google Earth with the ‘Water Surface’ turned on it appears to be underwater. It is actually not uncommon for 3D imagery to have …
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Google Maps Classic has been discontinued, and with it old URLs that pointed to Street View are no-longer working, including some in old posts on GEB. So we decided to write a bit of JavaScript to convert between Google Maps URL formats to aid in updating the broken links to the newer version of Google Maps. This required figuring out the various Google Maps URL formats.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/07/converting-google-maps-street-view-urls-kml.html
Google Maps Classic has been discontinued, and with it old URLs that pointed to Street View are no-longer working, including some in old posts on GEB. So we decided to write a bit of JavaScript to convert between Google Maps URL formats to aid in updating the broken links to the newer version of Google …
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Google Maps Mania recently had an interesting post about time-lapse videos of Earth from space captured by a Japanese weather satellite named Himawari-8. Check them out on the Himawari-8 website here. In addition to the time-lapse videos, the website’s homepage features a near real-time view of the earth. In addition, you can scroll through images for the past week. There are two possible views selectable from the menu at the top left. There is a view of just the Japan region with images every two and a half minutes and a view of the whole globe with images taken at 10 minute intervals.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/07/timelapse-videos-himawari-8.html
Google Maps Mania recently had an interesting post about time-lapse videos of Earth from space captured by a Japanese weather satellite named Himawari-8. Check them out on the Himawari-8 website here. In addition to the time-lapse videos, the website’s homepage features a near real-time view of the earth. In addition, you can scroll through images …
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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.