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Large Google Earth imagery update

Filed under: Site News — by at 7:07 pm on Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Google has updated Google Earth with a bunch of new imagery. According to the Google LatLong blog, it covers more than 86 countries!

Google Earth Blog reveals some of the locations as Havana, Cuba and Mount Fuji Japan, and the Digital Earth Blog is trying to work through the entire list. Go check it out for yourself, and contribute to the answers at DEB.

Google Earth 4.2 and Google Sky

Filed under: Site News — by at 7:53 am on Thursday, August 23, 2007

Google has released Google Earth 4.2 today, which includes Google Sky, a system that lets you look up at the nights sky, Allowing you to view some of the most famous Space Sights.

 You can get the new version of Google Earth with Google Sky here: Download Google Earth 4.2 with Google Sky

 From the Google Earth Blog

Large data update for Google Earth today

Filed under: Site News — by at 6:17 pm on Thursday, July 26, 2007

Google has pushed out a major image/terrain update today, but they’re being somewhat secretive about it — in a fun way.  Details on the Digital Earth Blog.

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.

New version of GE released!

Filed under: Site News — by at 9:55 pm on Wednesday, May 9, 2007

As announced by Google Earth Blog, Google has released the beta version of Google Earth 4.1 today.  Among the enhancements:

SpaceNavigator support for the Mac.  The very cool 3D SpaceNavigator device now works in GE on the Mac.

Tips. When you first open GE, you’ll get a “tips” window.  Very helpful for beginners.

Starting Location. A new “starting location” is added to your My Places folder, based on what country version of GE you’re using.

View in Google Maps. A simple button has been added to show your current view in Google Maps.  Very slick!

New installation process and new languages. The installer is a bit different and GE 4.1 now supports Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Korean, Arabic and Czech.

You can download this new version on the official Google Earth download page.

Have fun!


New Google Earth Imagery

Filed under: Site News — by at 1:54 pm on Sunday, April 1, 2007

Google has updated the imagery for Google Earth Below is a list of the changes. 

 New high resolution:

  • Canada: Downtown Vancouver, BC
  • England: Northamptonshire, Nottingshire, Berkeshire, Peakdistrict, Birmingham, Greater Manchester, Avon, Gloucestershire, Linconshire
  • France: Rennes, Poitiers
  • US: Omaha, NE; Missoula, MT; Amherst, MA; Keowee, SC; Catawba Wateree, NC/SC; Rolla, MO; Nashville (“Burbia”), TN; Gaston County, NC; Anne Arundel County, Metro Water District of Southern California; State of Arkansas

Updated Imagery:

  • Spain: Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, El Hierro, La Gomera, Tenerife, and Las Palmas (Canary Islands) Spain
  • US: Austin, TX; San Bernardino, CA; State of Connecticut, Greater Los Angeles Area, CA
  • Australia: Sydney Harbour Area 


  • Danish plane replicants removed (read more)
  • Andes, Machu Picchu terrain repaired

Thanks to the Gearthblog

Google Earth 4 no longer beta

Filed under: Site News — by at 9:39 am on Friday, January 12, 2007

After months in beta, Google Earth 4 has finally been officially released.  If you haven’t downloaded version 4 yet, you’re missing some great things including textured 3d buildings, improved terrain data (better looking mountains), a refined interface and much more.

You can download version 4 here.

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