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Any interest in new posts?

I’ve been considering writing some new posts (just a few now and then) about what’s been going on with further development of Google Earth applications (for mobile, the web, desktop, and VR), and for the rich Google-developed dataset that continues to grow at an amazing pace. Would there be any reader interest in that? If so, please leave comments...

Google adds great new feature to Google Earth Pro 7.3.2

Yesterday Google released a new version of Google Earth Pro (for the Desktop version of Google Earth – not mobile) version 7.3.2. I’ve copied the highlights from their announcement post at the Google Earth and Maps forum down below. The new version addresses a number of issues with different platforms and features, but the most significant news is that...

Sad Lack of Visible Progress on Google Earth for Chrome and Mobile One Year Later

A year ago, Google held a fancy venue in a New York museum to announce the next grand release of Google Earth. A complete re-write of the underlying application which finally unified the Google Maps (more current) mapping data with a formerly independent (and aging not-updated) dataset used by Google Earth on the desktop for years. The good news is...

Google Earth Pro 7.3.1 Released

Last night Google released a new version of the desktop version of Google Earth Pro version 7.3.1 (which is free despite the confusing “Pro” name). You can download this at the download page found here: www.google.com/earth/desktop/ This new version 7.3.1 represents some significant work by Google to add “bug fixes, performance and feature improvements,...

Most Popular Stories About Google Earth 2017

Although this blog has stopped regular blog postings, Google Earth still has a legacy of amazing stories and content. This post summarizes some of the most popular content found by our readers during the year of 2017. The top 5 most popular posts (from any year) on Google Earth Blog during 2017: Secret Mars Base Found in Google Maps/Mars – Google’s...

This Google Earth Fan Site Ending Daily Blog Posts Starting Today

This is a post I have been reluctant to write. I started this blog 12 years ago to bring news and share enthusiasm about one of the best software applications, and datasets, I have ever seen. Still to this day, I am amazed when I use Google Earth and the incredible wealth of data that Google has shared with everyone for free. I am going to start this...

Pictures from the ISS: Photos by Thomas Pesquet in Google Earth

We recently came across a site called “Thomas Pesquet in Google Earth”. It features a KML file that includes over 620 photographs of Earth form the International Space Station (ISS) by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet that were shared through social media. The site and KML were created by Jean-Daniel Cesaro who has painstakingly geolocated them and put...

Seconds from launch? A prepped rocket on the launchpad

Yesterday we showed you a video created by satellite imaging company Planet of the launch of their most recent flock of Doves using a series of images they had captured from orbit. As we mentioned in that post, it was almost certainly a first for satellite imaging. After writing that post we were having a look around various Spaceports (also known as...

Satellite launch in satellite imagery

A couple of weeks ago, satellite imaging company Planet launched a flock of 48 ‘Doves’, their low cost imaging satellites. They managed to capture imagery of the launch from one of the Doves already in orbit: Read more about it on the Planet blog. As far as we know, this is a satellite imaging first. The key to the achievement was already having...

Google Earth Imagery Update: Volcanic Island in Alaska and Fire in Russia

Google has recently added some fresh imagery to Google Earth. It is currently only visible in the default layer, so there will be more to see once Google updates the ‘historical imagery’ layer as well. Volcanic Island in Alaska Bogoslof Volcano, located in the Aleutian Islands in the northern Pacific Ocean, erupted in late May. When it was first reported...

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