All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘google earth’

Google Is Shutting Down The Google Earth API

Google announced that it will stop offering its Google Earth API a year from now. The company says it’s going away for security reasons, and in accordance with its policy, will offer it for another year before turning it off. Google had this to say on its Geo Developers blog: Over six years ago we introduced the Google Earth API, …

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Google Starts Selling Google Earth Imagery To Businesses

Google announced the launch of Google Maps for Business imagery, which enables businesses to buy and use Google Earth imagery for the first time. Through the new program, Google is giving businesses access to high-res aerial imagery from around the continental U.S. Organizations will be able to view the imagery on a desktop GIS system via WMS, include it on …

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Google Earth Images Reveal Possible Overfishing

Researchers this week revealed that they may have found overfishing using images from Google Earth. The study, published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science, shows that some fishing weirs located in the Persian Gulf are much larger than they are supposed to be. Fishing wiers are large traps that use tides to catch fish not far from shore. “This …

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Google Launches/Updates 3D Imagery For 50 Cities In Google Maps, Earth

Google announced that it has either launched or updated 3D imagery for 50 cities in Google Maps and Google Earth. “if you’re using the new Google Maps, try holding Ctrl and then dragging the camera view around,” Google says in a Google+ post. “This will give you a camera that lets view in any direction.” Recently launched cities include: Anniston, …

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Street View Hits Google Earth Apps For Android, iOS

Google announced a new Google Earth update today (7.1) for Android and iOS, which brings Street View to the experience. Somehow this wasn’t already a part of it. “Whether you’re on foot looking for the best sushi place in a new neighborhood or you’d like to do some virtual archaeology around Pompeii, we’re all explorers of the world around us …

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Google Launches New ‘Cloud-Free’ Satellite Imagery For Maps, Earth

Google announced that it’s launching new satellite imagery for Google Maps and Google Earth, and says it’s “virtually cloud-free”. This, of course, means clearer and more accurate imagery. Google Earth Engine tech lead Matt Hancher writes in a blog post, “Our satellite imagery is usually created like a quilt: we stitch together imagery of different parts of the world. Using …

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The New Google Maps Is Real, And Here Are All The Cool New Things It Does

It has been officially announced. Last week, a couple screen caps of an apparently upcoming Google Maps redesign leaked. While the authenticity of these was questioned, it seemed likely that they were real. Now, it’s pretty much certain than they were, as another leak has sprung ahead of Google I/O. DroidLife reported on a sign-up page for the new Google …

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Google Earth Timelapse Imagery Called ‘Most Comprehensive’ Of Planet Ever

Google has made it possible for Internet users to look at historical imagery of the Earth’s surface over time. The company has been working with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA and TIME on the Timelapse project, and is releasing over twenty-five years worth of imagery of Earth taken from space, compiled into interactive timelapse experiences. Google says it’s the …

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Learn How NASA Uses Google Earth For Space Missions

Google has shown that it has an interest in space what with its founders funding space missions, and the company sending Bugdroid to space. Beyond that, though, the folks at Google create tools that are invaluable to mission strategists at NASA. In the latest Google Tech Talk, Matt Deans of NASA’s Intelligent Robotics Group, discusses how the U.S. space agency …

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Google Launches Big Google Earth Update

Google launched a major update to Google Earth this week for the desktop, iOS and Android. The update includes the addition over over 100,000 new tours and a million new photos in Tour Guide. “As you navigate in Earth, tour guide acts as a local exploration expert suggesting interesting places near the location you’re visiting,” Google said in a Google+ …

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Google Adds A Ton More High-Res Imagery To Maps And Earth

Google announced another big Google Maps and Google Earth update, with the addition of more high resolution, satellite and 45° imagery. The aerial and satellite imagery in Maps and Earth has been updated for 164 cities and 108 countries/regions. The 45° imagery has been expanded to include 40 more U.S. cities and 20 more international cities. Space Needle Bridges in …

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Google Earth 7 Gets Tour Guide, New 3D Imagery

Google announced the launch of Google Earth 7, which brings the 3D imagery and tour guide features previously launched in Google Earth for Mobile to the desktop. It has tours of over 11,000 sites around the world. “The tour guide feature serves as a local expert, suggesting nearby places you might want to explore and helping you learn about those …

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