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A fresh new look for Google Earth Hacks

November 5, 2019 | 6 Comments

It’s an update that is WAY overdue, but our huge update to GEH is finally complete. There were a variety of issues with the old site. The forum software didn’t work properly, the site didn’t have SSL, and it didn’t work properly on mobile devices. We’ve resolved all of those issues and added a few […]

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Now you can add new placemarks much more easily

April 26, 2011 | 4 Comments

I built the EasyLatLon tool a while ago as a simple way for you to grab the lat/lon of any location.  It’s worked quite well for that, and it’s been rather popular, but now I’ve added some additional features to make it much more useful. Starting now, you can add a few location to our […]

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A timeline of Louis Zamperini’s journey

January 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

I just finished reading “Unbroken“, at the urging of my wife, and it was a great book!  It inspired me to create a Google Earth file that shows all of his adventures, but I was unable to find a simple timeline of his events. By working back through the book, and using various other online […]

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New commenting system for files

September 2, 2010 | Comments Off on New commenting system for files

The system we have been using for file comment was hand-built years ago, and really it was rather crude.  To simplify things, we’ve just implemented the Comment system using the Facebook JavaScript SDK.  This system looks nicer, and should be much easier to use.  When viewing any file on the site, just scroll down and […]

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Upgraded forums and “Top Submitters” in StreetView

January 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Upgraded forums and “Top Submitters” in StreetView

A couple of nice updates to the site: vBulletin 4.0 — We’ve upgraded our forums to vBulletin 4.0, giving you more features and better security. Top StreetView Submitters — We’ve had a “top submitters” list on our main site for a while, but some of you had asked for a similar list in our StreetView […]

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New tool for you to use: Easy LatLon

October 29, 2009 | Comments Off on New tool for you to use: Easy LatLon

This is a pretty simple one.  I often find myself quickly needing to get the latitude/longitude for a particular point, and there’s not a simple way to get it.  There’s some easy ways, but none that are just simple and quick.  That’s what this fills. Fire up Easy LatLon and browse around using the Google […]

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