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We’ve discussed the famous Burning Man event quite a few times in the past (2011, 2010, 2007, 2006) as Google often features aerial imagery from the event in Google Earth.  In fact, by using the historical imagery feature in the Black Rock, NV area you can find imagery from many of their events over the past few years. What Is Burning Man, Rainbow Gathering, Ice Sculptures, Crazy Kids, Black Rock, Burns, The Past, Outdoor Blanket, Earth

Burning Man 2013 - Google Earth Blog

We’ve discussed the famous Burning Man event quite a few times in the past (2011, 2010, 2007, 2006) as Google often features aerial imagery from the event in Google Earth. In fact, by using the historical imagery feature in the Black Rock, NV area you can find imagery from many of their events over the past few […]

I spent my teen years living Midland, Michigan (where my parents still reside) and was well-aware of the “tridge” downtown; a bridge with three legs, sometimes known as a “Y-Bridge” or “Tri-Bridge”. Midland Michigan, Bridges, Parents, Around The Worlds, Teen, Earth, Google, Ideas, Dads

Tri-bridges around the world - Google Earth Blog

I spent my teen years living Midland, Michigan (where my parents still reside) and was well-aware of the “tridge” downtown; a bridge with three legs, sometimes known as a “Y-Bridge” or “Tri-Bridge”. A while back, ‘CuriousJM’ put together a nice post about Tri-Bridges around the world on the Google Earth Community. Along with the list […]

August brought a variety of interesting and informative stories to us. Here are a few of our favorites from the month: Leap Motion, Educational Technology, Earth, Google, Pretty, Instructional Technology, Mother Goddess, World, The World

Controlling Google Earth with the Leap Motion

I've spent a little while playing with Google Earth using the Leap Motion controller, and the experience has been pretty smooth. It takes some getting used ...

One of my favorite features in Google Earth is the historical imagery. Being able to go back in time and see how a location looked years earlier is very cool.  With that in mind, the folks at Mashable put together a list of “11 shocking Google Earth Before-and-After Photos“. Port Au Prince, After The Storm, Back In Time, Natural Disasters, Geography, Google, City Photo, Politics, Earth

Some amazing "before and after" images in Google Earth - Google Earth Blog

One of my favorite features in Google Earth is the historical imagery. Being able to go back in time and see how a location looked years earlier is very cool. With that in mind, the folks at Mashable put together a list of “11 shocking Google Earth Before-and-After Photos“. The majority of what they show […]

Last month we shared some great tips for you on how to use Google Earth in academic settings as the school year was kicking off.  Rich Treves at Google Earth Design has taken it further and launched a new site dedicated to this area called GEforTeachers.com. Earth Design, News Sites, Teacher Resources, Geography, Science, School, Google, Tips, Check

More great Google Earth resources for teachers - Google Earth Blog

Last month we shared some great tips for you on how to use Google Earth in academic settings as the school year was kicking off. Rich Treves at Google Earth Design has taken it further and launched a new site dedicated to this area called GEforTeachers.com. The site offers registration and login features (which may […]

MyReadingMapped has been doing some great work lately.  A few days ago we showed you their collection of plane wrecks in Google Earth and not long before that was a great collection of sunken ships.  Now they’re back with some interesting maps related to climate change, including one titled “The rise, fall, and migration of civilization due to climate change“. Climate Change, Civilization, Plane, Maps, Earth, Google, Projects, Blog, Collection

Mapping climate change in Google Earth - Google Earth Blog

MyReadingMapped has been doing some great work lately. A few days ago we showed you their collection of plane wrecks in Google Earth and not long before that was a great collection of sunken ships. Now they’re back with some interesting maps related to climate change, including one titled “The rise, fall, and migration of […]

A while back, ‘Diane9247′ posted a great series of images in the Google Earth Community of “Some things that look like other things“. That Look, Community, Earth, Google, Blog, Image, Blogging, Mother Goddess, World

Things that look like other things in Google Earth - Google Earth Blog

A while back, ‘Diane9247’ posted a great series of images in the Google Earth Community of “Some things that look like other things“. Here is a sampling of some of the amazing items she found: Our world is an amazing place, and we’re very fortunate to have tools such as Google Earth to allow us […]

When it comes to building incredibly accurate models, Peter Olsen is as good as they get.He’s built some excellent models of items like. Murcia, Olsen, Fighter Jets, Spanish, Aircraft, Things To Come, Earth, Animation, Train

Spanish Train Crash 3D Google Earth Animation

A Google Earth animation of the the Santiago de Compostela train crash that occurred on 24 July 2013 and claimed 79 lives. It recreates the crash in detail ...

We recently showed you a great collection sunken ships from MyReadingMapped, but we can’t skip their earlier excellent post that tracked dow. Fun Facts, Around The Worlds, Ships, Earth, Events, Google, Collection, Boats, Funny Facts

Plane wrecks in Google Earth - Google Earth Blog

We recently showed you a great collection sunken ships from MyReadingMapped, but we can’t skip their earlier excellent post that tracked down plane wrecks around the world. Their site focuses on commercial airline crashes, as there are plenty to cover. Over the years, he’s complied a list of interesting facts about airplane crash sites, including […]

Without the company DigitalGlobe, Google Earth would not be nearly as compelling as it is.  As we discussed last year, DigitalGlobe is responsible for much of the imagery that you find in Google Earth.  Earlier this year they looked at the past 50 years of the satellite industry, and just recently they reached a major milestone: 4 billion square kilometers of imagery in their archives. City Photo, This Is Us, The Past, Archive, Earth, Google, Mother Goddess, World, The World

DigitalGlobe now has 4 billion km2 of imagery in their archive - Google Earth Blog

Without the company DigitalGlobe, Google Earth would not be nearly as compelling as it is. As we discussed last year, DigitalGlobe is responsible for much of the imagery that you find in Google Earth. Earlier this year they looked at the past 50 years of the satellite industry, and just recently they reached a major […]

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, so I thought it’d be a good opportunity to look at various MLK-related items we’ve seen in Google Earth over the years. I Have A Dream, King Jr, Martin Luther King, 50th Anniversary, Over The Years, Opportunity, Things To Think About, Earth, Tours

50 years since the March on Washington - Google Earth Blog

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, so I thought it’d be a good opportunity to look at various MLK-related items we’ve seen in Google Earth over the years. First, we have this excellent auto-playing Google Map tour of Dr. King’s life created by Virender Ajmani. […]

While hundreds millions of people have used Google Earth over the years, many aren’t aware of some of the great things it can do.  One of those is the ability to explore our moon, which is an excellent feature to have.  Google first introduced this feature back in 2009, and it’s still amazing to see. Over The Years, Moon, Earth, Explore, Geography, Google, Science, Amazing, The Moon

Exploring the moon in Google Earth - Google Earth Blog

While hundreds millions of people have used Google Earth over the years, many aren’t aware of some of the great things it can do. One of those is the ability to explore our moon, which is an excellent feature to have. Google first introduced this feature back in 2009, and it’s still amazing to see. […]

September was a great month for Google Earth, with many new things to discuss and show off.  Here are some of my favorites. Googie, Tour Guide, September, Earth, Posts, Website, Blog, Messages, Blogging

The best of Google Earth for September, 2013 - Google Earth Blog

September was a great month for Google Earth, with many new things to discuss and show off. Here are some of my favorites: ForeignPolicy.com looked at some of the most likely missile targets in Syria, if the United States ever decides to take action. If you find any data errors in Google Earth, here are […]

Over the years we’ve seen many amazing 3D models of stadiums in Google Earth.  The massive Cowboys Stadium is very impressive, and Old Trafford Stadium was remarkably well done.  For pure detail, though, this new model of Don Valley Stadium may beat them all. Cowboys Stadium, Old Trafford, New Model, Earth, Pure Products, Models, 3d, Detail, Amazing

Excellent 3D model of Don Valley Stadium in Google Earth - Google Earth Blog

Over the years we’ve seen many amazing 3D models of stadiums in Google Earth. The massive Cowboys Stadium is very impressive, and Old Trafford Stadium was remarkably well done. For pure detail, though, this new model of Don Valley Stadium may beat them all. SkechUp user Tom Doubleday is the man behind this work. He’s […]

It appears that Google has just pushed out a fresh batch of imagery! Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Munden’ for being the first to let us know about it. September, Thankful, Earth, Let It Be, Fresh, Google, Blog, Blogging, Mother Goddess

New Google Earth Imagery - September 24, 2013 - Google Earth Blog

It appears that Google has just pushed out a fresh batch of imagery! Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Munden’ for being the first to let us know about it. Unlike some of the other recent updates, this imagery isn’t yet in Google Maps. As a result, you can compare Google Earth to Google Maps to […]

Google recently released a feature that allows you to embed Google+ posts on your website. Googie, Tour Guide, September, Earth, Posts, Website, Blog, Messages, Blogging

Embed your Google+ posts into Google Earth - Google Earth Blog

Google recently released a feature that allows you to embed Google+ posts on your website. It works similarly to the embed features from Twitter and Facebook, and can be a nice way to extend the reach of your posts. Here is an example using one of our posts from last week: As Adam Simmons discovered, […]