Google-Earth

 
  • 360 Cities Brings Stunning Spherical Panoramas To Google Earth

    360 Cities Brings Stunning Spherical Panoramas To Google Earth

    Color me impressed with this one: Prague-based 360 Cities, a network of 'Virtual Reality' photographers promoting high-resolution spherical imagery, has integrated its portfolio of stunning 360° panorama shots into the Featured Preview Layer for Google Earth. A collection of the panoramas just became visible automatically to every user of the free 3D earth visualization software, and the rest of… Read More

  • First photo from Google's GeoEye-1 satellite released

    First photo from Google's GeoEye-1 satellite released

    Google launched its own satellite, the GeoEye1, last month and this here is its first photo. It’s a shot of Kutzton University in Pennsylvania. The GeoEye1 satellite will serve a number of clients, including the U.S. government (and Google itself). Naturally, the government will be able to access higher resolution images than you and I. That said, the new images that you and I will have… Read More

  • In Russia, we make faces at space-flying satellites birdies

    In Russia, we make faces at space-flying satellites birdies

    The residents of Chelyabinsk thought it would be a great idea to form a human smiley face just in time for a Google imagery satellite. It’s just too bad the smile has buckteeth. Read More

  • Google Earth shows us just how bad polar ice melt really is

    Google Earth shows us just how bad polar ice melt really is

    The National Snow and Ice Center, a division of Proctor & Gamble, has uploaded Google Earth-compatible KML files that make it plain as day to see polar ice cap melting over the past several years. If you don’t have Google Earth installed, there’s a Quicktime movie that gives you the gist of what’s going on. We’re all doomed, essentially. Or something. I don’t… Read More

  • Google Earth: Throw a party in someone else’s pool

    Google Earth: Throw a party in someone else’s pool

    Some no-good kids in the UK have been harnessing the power of Google Earth to find houses with nice pools. Once a suitable house has been found, the kids use Facebook to send out some sort of “Crash This Pool” app or whatever the hell it is that you kids do on Facebook these days. Everyone shows up at the pool, beer and cigarettes in tow, and starts doing “the bump” or… Read More

  • Video: Using Wii Fit to cruise around Google Earth

    The Vee Balance Board, finally put to good use. A couple of German researchers hacked the Wii Fit input device to work with Google Earth and other oddball applications. This here video explains the lot of it, complete with early 1990s Hackers-sounding, proto-trance background music. via Nowhere Else Read More

  • Demo of iPhone Earth

    Demo of iPhone Earth

    Want to see what the earth would look like in your iPhone? Watch the video below, which was shot by Frank Taylor of the Google Earth Blog. It shows a demo of the “coolest thing” he saw at the recent Where 2.0 conference from a Boulder-Colorado startup called Earthscape.. The demo is of a mobile application (Earthscape Mobile) in development that puts virtual earth software on the… Read More

  • What to expect from Google Earth

    http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1799272&fullscreen=1 Don’t think this won’t/can’t happen. Google is like a batshit crazy ex-girlfriend. It will find a way and you’ll wake up one morning with IT standing over you all wide-eyed and frothing at the mouth. Read More

  • Google Earth Heading Towards Extinction?

    Google Earth Heading Towards Extinction?

    Google has announced two new features for Google Maps that mimic features in Google Earth, begging the question: is Google Earth on borrowed time? The first new feature is the additional of terrain in Google Maps. The terrain fly over feature has long been available in Google Earth, but now you can fly over a map and see the contours of the land, all without the need to download Google Earth. The… Read More

  • Google Earth Might Offer Sounds of Locations Around the World

    Google Earth Might Offer Sounds of Locations Around the World

    Google Earth is pretty cool as it is, letting users traverse the globe and see all sorts of landmarks and the like. What would make it better, though, would be to hear the sounds of the area you’re looking at. One company, Wild Sanctuary, has more than 3,500 hours of ambient sounds from all over God’s Green Earth. Collecting all those sound clips took 40 years and now the company is… Read More