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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 Maps. Here’s the entire list: Canada, United States, Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, …

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Google Earth Helps Reunite Indian Family After 24 Years

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 technology, though I assumed maybe it would come in handy for someone. Turns out it did. Thirty-year-old Saroo Brierley, of …

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Google Earth 6.2 For Android & iOS Launched

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 of the mobile version of the platform. Anytime you find a “Google Earth file,” also known as a KML file, …

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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, cemeteries are plotted. WIth enough pictures, you can track an entire city’s history…but it would be relentlessly time consuming. Google …

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Google Maps API: Make Your Maps 3D With Just Four Lines Of Code

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 about integrating Google Earth using just four lines of code. He walks through a basic Maps API example, adding a …

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Google Earth Pro 6.2 Arrives, Delights Cartophiles Everywhere

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 we get going, though, I want to point out something at the risk of being a map scrooge: the latest …

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Google Earth Used To Doublecheck Government Data

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 governments and other large institutions,” says Jennifer Jacquet, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia. The program they …

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Sharing Google Earth Imagery To Google+ Circles

Google has been pretty clear from the get go that its plan for Google+ was to integrate it into the company’s various products, adding a “social layer” to them. This was made clearer than ever with the introduction of “Search Plus Your World” into search results, and the forthcoming consolidation of privacy policies. The latest integration comes to Google Earth, …

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Google Earth Updates Cause ‘Atlantis’ To Disappear

Remember when those gnarly scientists used Google Earth to locate the underwater city of Atlantis off the coast of Greece? Although Google decided to pop everybody’s excitement balloon and tell us that those freaky images rendered by Google Earth weren’t actually Atlantis after all (their explanation was rather disappointing), it was still a thrilling moment made possible with the mapping …

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Google Earth (New): No More Patchy Blocks, Plus Image Sharing!

Google announced today that they are upgrading Google Earth. Gone are the mosaic-looking pieces that comprised the old graphics. A much more seamless look is now in place. From the official Google Blog: The Google Earth globe is made from a mosaic of satellite and aerial photographs taken on different dates and under different lighting and weather conditions. Because of …

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