• You’ve Got The Whole World In Your Hands As Leap Motion Gains Google Earth Support

    You’ve Got The Whole World In Your Hands As Leap Motion Gains Google Earth Support

    Leap Motion’s gesture-based controller launch is less than a month away, but so far we’ve heard relatively little about app support, besides the fact that the company is working hard on filling out its Airspace app store. Now, Leap Motion and Google are announcing support for Google Earth for Leap Motion tech, which will be built-in to the desktop Google Earth app for Windows, Mac… Read More

  • Google Earth, Columbia University Map Seafloor Area Bigger Than North America

    Thursday marked World Oceans Day, a United Nations effort to “raise global awareness of the challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans.” Getting in the spirit, Google Earth and about a dozen research labs paired their data, talents and technology to create highres maps of seafloor terrain. Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth… Read More

  • Video: Yes, These Kids Are Google Earth Sky-Diving

    There’s no way around it: this is pretty neat. This here video shows a bunch of teenagers, from Japan, running a sky-diving simulation using nothing more than Google Earth and a projector+blank mat. Read More

  • Google Earth 6 Brings Integrated Street View And 3D Trees. Yes, Trees. 80 Million Of Them!

    There’s an easy way to tell that Google Earth is getting so advanced that it’s getting dangerously close to looking like actual Earth: touted new features are kind of humorous. While version 4 brought the sky, and version 5 brought the oceans, now version 6 is bringing trees. Yes, trees. I fully expect version 7 to highlight the addition of dirt. Kidding aside, the latest version… Read More

  • Stand Back There's A Hurricane Coming Through: Google Adds Weather Data To Google Earth

    Google has added weather data to its Google Earth application. As of now, the new feature only supports locations in North America and parts of Europe. Read More

  • Google Earth: Hiker's Edition

    Today, Google Earth released a new edition of its desktop app which hikers, runners and cyclists are going to love. They call it Google Earth 5.2. I call it the Hiker;s Edition. One of the new features allows you to recreate the path of a hike or bike ride by ingesting geo-data from one of your GPS devices. The visualizations show you the speed, elevation, and other stats from your hike… Read More

  • Google Earth has landed for Android 2.1

    When the Google Nexus One was announced, there were several cool new features unveiled for the device and Android 2.1: interactive wallpapers, 3D graphics and support for Google Earth. The latter wasn’t available at the time, and there was no date set, but it looks like it’s available on Android Market now. Read More

  • The Audi A8 Google Earth integration gets a video demo

    The Audi A8 is a nerdgasm on wheels. It was the only car that had a line to sit in it yesterday during the last press day at the Detroit Auto Show. So I skipped it. Shame on me. Good thing The German Car Blog was there and got a nice demo of the car’s Google Earth app. Read More

  • Google Helps Battle Deforestation With The Cloud

    le global warming would be to curb deforestation around the world. Google is helping today on the monitoring front by combining satellite imagery from Google Earth with heavy computational analysis in the cloud. Studying satellite imagery can identify where deforestation is occurring, but serious analysis requires a lot of computational power to compare images over time and locate… Read More

  • Google's Coolest 20% Project: Liquid Galaxy

    At Google I/O this year, one demo booth stood out above all others: The Holodeck. It was basically eight giant, long screens arranged in a circle that displayed Google Street View imagery. When you stepped into the contraption, it was a bit like zooming around outside. Today, Google has taken the time to explain the project a bit, which it now calls “Liquid Galaxy.” Apparently… Read More

  • Put On Your Hard Hats, You Can Now Create 3D Buildings In Google Earth

    Google is launching their version of Sim City today, Google Building Maker. The tool lets you create buildings for Google Earth. Building Maker lets you pick any building and construct a 3D version of it using photos and building blocks provided by Google. Google says that buildings are relatively fast to construct using their tool, taking only a matter of minutes. Building Maker runs within… Read More

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