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The Real Austhwaite

The Real Austhwaite

An experiment using Google Earth to store and categorise all historical information related to the community of Austhwaite, Cumbria, UK, in the period 1605 to 1716 (including an introduction designed to encourage practice with the various Google Earth features used).
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Nike Headquarters in 1990

Nike Headquarters in 1990

This image shows how far Nike World Headquarters has come in the last 20 years.
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Tahrir Square protests

Tahrir Square protests

In 2011 and onwards the Tahrir Square in Cairo was the major site of the revolution against President Mubarak and successor Morsi.
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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Not sure when this imagery was added, but you can see the oil spill (imagery date May 7th, 2010) via timeslider in Google Earth.
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Ancient fish trap found in Wales

Ancient fish trap found in Wales

A huge ancient fish trap has been found in an estuary after it was spotted in aerial photographs on Google Earth.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7948176.stm
No rating yet10/04/20121,546Google Earth Logo
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Amphi Theater from the movie Agora

Amphi Theater from the movie Agora

Agora is a 2009 Spanish English-language historical drama film directed by Alejandro Amenábar and written by Amenábar and Mateo Gil. The biopic stars Rachel Weisz as Hypatia, a female mathematician, philosopher and astronomer in late 4th century Roman Egypt, who investigates the flaws of the geocentric Ptolemaic system and the heliocentric model that challenges it. Surrounded by religious turmo...
No rating yet09/22/2012196Google Earth Logo
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April 16. 2002 general strike in Italy

April 16. 2002 general strike in Italy

April 16. 2002 11 millions of Italians went on the streets to demonstrate against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's labour reforms bringing the nation virtually to a standstill.

http://articles.cnn.com/2002-04-16/world/strike.italy_1_sergio-cofferati-marco-biagi-union-leaders?_s=PM:WORLD

You can see the demonstrators in Circus Maximus, and around the treets up to ...
No rating yet09/13/2012336Google Earth Logo
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Triumph Motor Company

Triumph Motor Company

The Triumph Motor Company was a British car and motor manufacturing company. The marque had its origins in 1885 when Siegfried Bettmann (1863–1951) of Nuremberg initiated S. Bettmann & Co and started importing bicycles from Europe and selling under his own trade-name in London. The trade-name became "Triumph" the year next, and in 1887 Bettmann was joined by a partner, Moritz (Mau...
No rating yet09/11/2012199Google Earth Logo
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Austin Car Factory and test track

Austin Car Factory and test track

The Austin Motor Company Limited was a British manufacturer of motor vehicles. Founded by Herbert Austin in 1905 ownership was merged with Morris Motors Limited in 1952 in a new holding company, The British Motor Corporation Limited, where Austin, like Morris, kept its separate identity. The marque Austin was used until 1987. The trademark is currently owned by SAIC after being transferred from...
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Guatemala City piping pseudokarst hole 2007

Guatemala City piping pseudokarst hole 2007

In February 2007, a very large, deep circular hole with vertical walls opened in a poor neighborhood in northeast Guatemala city, killing three people.

This hole, which is classified by geologists as either a "piping feature" or "piping pseudokarst", was 100 metres (330 ft) deep, and apparently was created by fluid from a sewer eroding uncemented volcanic ash and other pyroclastic deposi...

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Train Wreck

Train Wreck

Train Wreck after Japanese Tsunami
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Sendai Airport - Destroyed cars and debris

Sendai Airport - Destroyed cars and debris

Pictures from March 27th 2011 with a bunch of destroyed cars and a lot of debris. More cars can be found in the west and south of this place
No rating yet04/15/2011541Google Earth Logo
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Tagajo Harbour - smashed containers

Tagajo Harbour - smashed containers

Smashed containers and debris in Tagajo
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Tsunami-beached and capsized Boats

Tsunami-beached and capsized Boats

Two boats, the one on the left beached, the one on the right capsized, due to tsunami in japan.
No rating yet04/05/20111,334Google Earth Logo
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Tsunami Damage in Japan (Fukushima Nuclear Plants)

Tsunami Damage in Japan (Fukushima Nuclear Plants)

Imagery after the Tsunami, on March 11, 2011.

Includes the towns of Tomioka, Minamisoma, and Soma, both Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants, Sendai Airport, Matsushima Air Field and Tagajo Port.
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Unbroken - Louie Zamperinis travels in Google Earth

Unbroken - Louie Zamperinis travels in Google Earth

Based on the book "Unbroken", this file shows all of the places that Louie Zamperini traveled before, during and after World War II. The file includes locations of his early life, military training, missions, POW camps, and his journey back home. Full post on Google Earth Blog or a
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RAF Cheddington 1945

RAF Cheddington 1945

RAF Cheddington (also known as RAF Marsworth) is a former World War II airfield in England, located 1 mile south-west of Cheddington in Buckinghamshire. The airfield was closed in 1952.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Cheddington
No rating yet11/02/2010725Google Earth Logo
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Heston Aerodrome 1945

Heston Aerodrome 1945

Heston Aerodrome was a 1930s airfield located to the west of London, UK, operational between 1929 and 1947. It was situated on the border of the Heston and Cranford areas of Hounslow, Middlesex. In September 1938, the British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, flew from Heston to Germany three times in two weeks for talks with Adolf Hitler, and returned to Heston from the Munich Conference wi...
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Croydon Airport 1945

Croydon Airport 1945

Croydon Airport (ICAO: EGCR) was an airport in South London which straddled the boundary between what are now the London boroughs of Croydon and Sutton. Croydon was the first airport in the world to introduce air traffic control, in 1921. It was the main airport for London before it was replaced by Northolt Aerodrome, London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport. Both the terminal buildin...
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Wimbledon Aerodrome 1945

Wimbledon Aerodrome 1945

Aerodrome used during WW I only.
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Hendon Aerodrome 1945

Hendon Aerodrome 1945

Hendon Aerodrome was an aerodrome in Hendon, north London, England that, between 1908 and 1968, was an important centre for aviation.

It was situated in Colindale, seven miles (11.3 km) north west of Charing Cross. It nearly became "the Charing Cross of the UK's international air routes", but for the actions of RAF after the First World War. It was famous as a place of pioneering...
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Inchinnan Airship Constructional Station 1945

Inchinnan Airship Constructional Station 1945

Several airships, the No's R24, R27, R34 and the R36 were built on this site. The company built 52 houses in Inchinnan, at Beardmore Cottages, to house its workers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inchinnan
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Warsaw Ghetto after uprising and destruction 1943

Warsaw Ghetto after uprising and destruction 1943

On January 18, 1943, the first instance of armed resistance occurred when the Germans started the final expulsion of the remaining Jews. The Jewish fighters had some success: the expulsion stopped after four days and the ŻOB and ŻZW resistance organizations took control of the Ghetto, building shelters and fighting posts and operating against Jewish collaborators.[3]

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Kroll Opera House 1945

Kroll Opera House 1945

The Kroll Opera House (German Krolloper) was an opera building in Berlin, Germany, on the western edge of the Königsplatz (now the Platz der Republik), facing the Reichstag. It was built in 1844 as an entertainment venue for the restaurant owner Joseph Kroll, on a site donated by Friedrich Wilhelm IV. The building was redeveloped as an opera house in 1851 and was used by various owners and dire...
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Conrad Schumann leaping over barbed wire into West Berlin on 15 August 1961

Conrad Schumann leaping over barbed wire into West Berlin on 15 August 1961

On 15 August 1961 Conrad Schumann found himself, aged 19, guarding the Berlin Wall, then in its third day of construction, at the corner of Ruppiner Straße and Bernauer Straße. At that stage of construction, the Berlin Wall was only a low barbed wire fence. As the people on the Western side shouted Komm rüber! ("come over"), Schumann jumped the barbed wire and was driven away at high speeds by ...
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