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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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5 Cool Ways Developers Have Used Google Maps And Google Earth APIs

On its Geo Developers Blog, Google will highlight a “map of the week” each week, looking at different, interesting ways developers have used its APIs in their own applications. This month, Google launched MoreThanAMap.com showcasing some of these things, where you can find even more. Following are some interesting things that have been highlighted over the course of the year. …

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Google Maps And Earth Get New High-Res Imagery Updates

Google announced its latest imagery update for Google Maps and Google Earth today. “Our quest to create the most comprehensive and accurate map of the world is ongoing, but we’re happy to take a pause and share some impressive progress that our Google Maps and Earth imagery teams have recently made,” the company says. Google, I bet you are. Today, …

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Google Maps Gets A Ton Of New High-Res Imagery

Google announced that it has added a whole bunch of new aerial and satellite imagery to Google Maps and Google Earth, and new 45 degree imagery in Google Maps. Bordeaux, France Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH Google has new high-res aerial imagery in the following cities in the U.S.: Centralia WA, Tillamook OR, Salem OR, Dos Rios CA, Mount Shasta …

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Google Earth Scout Thinks She’s Found Lost Egyptian Pyramids

People uncover weird stuff all the time using Google Earth satellite imagery – alien structures, crop circles, the lost city of Atlantis, and structures that resemble giant male members, just to name a few. But now, a satellite archaeology researcher thinks that she’s uncovered a couple of never-before-recognized Egyptian pyramids. UNC Charlotte alum and decade-long studier of satellite imagery Angela …

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Google Releases Marvelous 3D Imagery For More Cities

Google has expanded its coverage of 3D Google Earth imagery to include Denver and Seattle. Google announced the imagery, to make its maps more appealing, back in June. The imagery, first available on Android, made its way to iOS a couple weeks ago. Safeco Field (Seattle) Downtown Seattle Denver Art Museum Wells Faro Center (Denver) Google has been adding a …

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Google Maps Gets Beautiful New High-Resolution Imagery

Google announced some new updates for Google Earth and Google Maps, including a new catalog of high-resolution and satellite imagery, as well as 45° imagery. Google has published high-res aerial and satellite imagery for 25 cities and 72 countries/regions. New 45° imagery includes coverage for 21 U.S. cities and 7 international locations. The following cities have new high res aerial …

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Google’s 3D Maps Imagery Hits iOS Before Apple’s

In early June, Google announced that it would be releasing a fully explorable, 3D version of Google Earth. Today, Google announced that the imagery is now available for iOS devices. In case you missed it, here’s the entire presentation from last month: Here’s a shorter look at the imagery: The imagery has been available on Android devices for about a …

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Google Shows You A Gallery Of Timelapse Videos Of The Earth’s Surface From Space

Google has teamed up with the USGS and Carnegie Mellon University to make available timelapse videos of the Earth’s surface from the Landsat satellite program, in honor of the program’s 40th anniversary. “Over the years, Landsat has collected petabytes of images offering an historic perspective on planetary change that can help scientists, independent researchers, and nations make informed economic and …

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See How Google Maps Keeps the World from Being Crappier

The over-brains behind Google Maps regularly get together with non-profit organizations to make maps that help those groups further their mission and hopefully make the world a more convenient place to live. Just this year, Google Maps has partnered with various organizations to visualize information about a nature conservatory’s adopt-an-acre program, how to preserve natural habitats via street expansion, and, …

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3D Google Earth for Android Released, Incites Requisite Fanboy Bickering on YouTube

Now that Silicon Valley is in the throes of Google I/O‘s Garden of Techie Delights, many yummy fruits are dropping from the Google Trees this week. Continuing to roll out the upgraded 3D imagery to more platforms, the company has released a new version of Google Earth for Android with 3D imagery available for several cities in the United States …

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Google Maps Updates Imagery for Assorted Places

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 around the world that this is one of those big updates of Google Maps where the only letters not represented …

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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, which is a nonprofit that supports San Francisco area national parks, created a Keyhole Markup Language (KML) presentation highlighting the …

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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 to become the world’s most perfect map service. It’s that drive to perfection which led Google to create the next …

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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 experimented a lot in Panoramio along 2010 and 2011, and thanks to the Panoramio Community we have learned a lot …

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Select Google Software Now Available In Syria

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 software downloads as in the case of the president of Syria having to use a proxy to gain access to …

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Google Maps API History Revealed In Office Hours

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 Peter Birch of the Google Maps and Earth team talking about the Google Maps API. They start the hangout with …

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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 to illustrate exactly how many places got the update, see the images below of different regions of our tiny blue …

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Google Maps Updates Panoramio, Improves Geo-Tagging

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, Red Square, Wrigley Field). That personalized (even though you most likely don’t have a personal connection with the person who …

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