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June 2nd: New imagery available

Filed under: Site News — by at 11:38 am on Saturday, June 2, 2007

Some more areas have been filled with better resolution images:

  • Alabama (USA)
  • Antarctica
  • Egypt
  • Great Britain
  • Greenland
  • Iran
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Spain
  • St. Paul, MN
  • Sudan
  • Toronto (CAN)

Full details can be found on Google Earth Blog here.

First 3D-city outside USA

Filed under: Software Updates — by at 2:14 pm on Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Google Earth offers more than 30 cities in 3D – all in the USA. Now Google is going to offer a new city in 3D – outside the USA!
The online version of the German news magazine Spiegel reports, that Google Earth is going to offer the first 3D city outside the USA. Within the next days or weeks, the German city Hamburg will be available. Hundreds of models with detailed textures will display downtown Hamburg.

Historical city hall of Hamburg
The complete article with a picture series and a little movie here – unfortunately only in German.

Update: Ogle Earth has a bit more info here.

Update: The first buildings are available! 

Google Earth Gaming

Filed under: Software Updates — by at 12:51 pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 – the German online magazine for computergames – reviews about another use of Google Earth instead of peeking in the neighbors garden, finding aliens or preplaning the next vacations: gaming!

From GE War to Mars sucks – six different games bring more fun and popularity to the growing Google Earth community.

The whole review in – only in German language!

Google Earth used to attack troops in Iraq

Filed under: Software Updates — by at 8:50 am on Saturday, January 13, 2007

The British Daily Telegraph reports, that terrorists in Iraqi use Google Earth to prepare and conduct attacks against UK troops in Basra.

Print-outs with details of the base including the precise coordinates were found during a raid. British military men are concerned. The daily mortar attacks are increasingly accurate, killed one soldier within the last six months and injured many more.

A Google spokesman said the information could be used for “good and bad” and was available to the public in many forms. “Of course we are always ready to listen to governments’ requests,” he said.