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Google Maps Updates Imagery for Assorted Places Google Maps Updates Imagery for Assorted Places
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Google Maps announced that several parts of the world will now have high-resolution satellite photos as well as a couple of places in the United States that got some high-resolution aerial updates. In fact, there’s so many updates to countries …

Google Earth Tour Highlights National Park Google Earth Tour Highlights National Park

In a guest post over at the Google Lat Long Blog today, Ben Fash of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy announced how the group used the Google Earth Outreach Developer Grant it received late last year. The Parks Conservancy, …

Google Maps Is On A Quest For Perfection Google Maps Is On A Quest For Perfection

Google is on a quest. They have traversed the Amazon, gotten lost in Jerusalem and taken us on tours through the world’s most famous museums. Google Maps should have hit level 100 year ago, but they just keep on grinding …

Google Shuts Down Panoramio iPhone App Google Shuts Down Panoramio iPhone App

Google announced this morning that it is taking down Panoramio’s iPhone uploader app and geotagging with Google Latitude feature. Panoramio is the Google service, which lets users upload photos for use in Google Maps and Google Earth layers. “We have …

Select Google Software Now Available In Syria Select Google Software Now Available In Syria
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Did you know that U.S. sanctions also applies to software downloads? Generally, a country uses economic sanctions to prevent food and much needed supplies from reaching a rival country to coerce them into cooperation. The sanctions can also apply to …

Google Maps API History Revealed In Office Hours Google Maps API History Revealed In Office Hours
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The Google Maps team does some of the more interesting things on the Web. It’s always a pleasure to hear what they have to say so this week’s Office Hours hangout is a treat. This week has Josh Livni and …

Google Maps Updates Imagery for a Bevy of Locales Google Maps Updates Imagery for a Bevy of Locales

Google’s Lat Long Blog announced that it’s published updated imagery with higher resolution for an enormous host of locations around the globe in both Google Maps and Google Earth. The full list is at the bottom of this article, but …

Google Maps Updates Panoramio, Improves Geo-Tagging Google Maps Updates Panoramio, Improves Geo-Tagging
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Since 2006, you’ve likely been seeing a steady increase of user photos appear in Google Maps whenever you search for a place, most typically when that place is a location that attracts a lot of camera-wielding tourists e.g., Eiffel Tower, …

Google Earth + Camera Balloons = Awesome DIY Aerials Google Earth + Camera Balloons = Awesome DIY Aerials
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Google Maps announced a fascinating addition to the Google Earth collection of imagery today, saying that it has partnered up with the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science to begin including user-captured aerial views of various parts of earth. …

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gets a Pretty Google Earth Tour Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gets a Pretty Google Earth Tour

For those of you that aren’t going to be able to join the millions of people planning to convene upon London this June to participate in the Central Weekend of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Google Earth has a fun new …

Titanic 3-D Model: Google Earth Lets You View Wreckage Titanic 3-D Model: Google Earth Lets You View Wreckage
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The sinking of the Titanic is one of the best-known disasters in U.S. history, yet there’s still a lot we just don’t know about the massive ship and some of her final passengers. The insanely successful James Cameron film “Titanic” …

Google Earth Flight Simulator; Or, Why I Shouldn’t Be A Pilot Google Earth Flight Simulator; Or, Why I Shouldn’t Be A Pilot

Occasionally, no matter how confident you are in your general skills with manipulating new devices or environments, sometimes your intuition is not enough and you must open up to swallow a mouthful of humble pie. While this is not something …

Heat Map Sightseeing With Google Earth Heat Map Sightseeing With Google Earth

When you’re getting ready to travel, or go out and about, normally, people want to go where the action is. Granted, there are those of us who want to get away from it all, and vacation accordingly, but there are …

Google Maps Give The Amazon Some Amazing Street Views Google Maps Give The Amazon Some Amazing Street Views

As adventuresome as you may consider yourself, taking on something as geologically daunting as the Amazon is a towering challenge. The heat, the anacondas, the bugs, the very real and likely possibility that you will get lost – it’s a …

Google Earth, Maps Update Imagery To A Plethora Of Places Google Earth, Maps Update Imagery To A Plethora Of Places

Google’s Lat Long Blog announced imagery updates a plenty today that touch on nearly every part of the globe. Seriously, if you live on Earth, you probably live somewhere that is included in the new imagery in Google Earth and …

Google Earth Helps Reunite Indian Family After 24 Years
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I remember the first time I used Google Earth to look at satellite photos of my house. It was a little bit scary, but it was even more awesome. At the time I couldn’t imagine any practical application for the …

Google Earth 6.2 For Android & iOS Launched Google Earth 6.2 For Android & iOS Launched
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The world is what you make of it, Google Earthers, and now you can take it with you. With the launch of Google Earth 6.2 for Android and iOS devices announced today, Google has integrated customized maps into the update …

Google Earth Makes History Come Alive Google Earth Makes History Come Alive

If you take a look at old photographs of any city, you’ll see a great deal of difference between what the geography used to be and what it is now. Buildings go up and come down, housing tracts are formed, …

Google Maps API: Make Your Maps 3D With Just Four Lines Of Code Google Maps API: Make Your Maps 3D With Just Four Lines Of Code
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Google has posted an interesting video about how to easily add a 3D view to your map, when using the Google Maps API, by taking advantage of Google Earth. In the video, Josh Livni, of Google Maps Developer Relations talks …

Google Earth Pro 6.2 Arrives, Delights Cartophiles Everywhere Google Earth Pro 6.2 Arrives, Delights Cartophiles Everywhere
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After the Google Earth team improved the imagery of the planet’s oceanic topography (at the expense of one fabled city) they decided to threw all of us surface-dwellers a treat and upgrade the imagery of Earth’s above-sea level areas. Before …

Google Earth Used To Doublecheck Government Data Google Earth Used To Doublecheck Government Data
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Scientists are learning that Google Earth is a good way to verify government activity. “This shows the promise of Google Earth for collecting and verifying data, which means a few trained scientists can use a freely available program to fact-check …