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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…