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Significant improvment to our “most popular files” page

April 12, 2007 | 1 Comment

While it’s still not perfect, we’ve made some improvements to our “most popular files” page. It used to be simply a list of our files, ranked by how many times they’ve been downloaded. The obvious downside is that once a file gets up there, it’s not likely to ever come down (since the total number […]

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GEH en Espanol launched

April 4, 2007 | 9 Comments

We are pleased to announce the launch of GEH en Espanol, the Spanish language version of our site.  It uses the same database of files as our main site, but translated into Spanish.  The complete collection of files (18,000+) has not yet been translated, but it’s well on its way. Other languages will be coming […]

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New Google Earth Imagery

April 1, 2007 | Comments Off on New Google Earth Imagery

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; […]

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Google Earth makes the news again as a tool of war

February 13, 2007 | 6 Comments

Spotted this story hitting the home page of BBC News this evening. Unlike previous stories of GE being used to attack troops, this story focuses on GE being used as a form of defense planning for Sunni Muslims being attacked by Shia Militia. Although it does mention the use of GE by insurgents to identify […]

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New sunrise layer on Google Earth

January 31, 2007 | Comments Off on New sunrise layer on Google Earth

From the Google Blog… Many of us aren’t lucky enough to experience one of nature’s most glorious sights—the beauty of the sunrise—every day, let alone on demand. That is, until today. Now there’s a Google Earth layer that brings the sun’s ascent right to your computer screen, and Google Earth aficionados can also see video […]

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A Virtual World by Google?

January 29, 2007 | 2 Comments

From MarketingVOX: Rumors are swirling of a Google-engineered “metaverse” – a virtual world a la Second Life – with Benchmark Capital analyst Michael Eisenberg calling the rumored project a “world game.” The metaverse would use real-world data gathered from Google’s existing properties to craft the alternate online platform, writes play.tm. According to Eisenberg, Google is […]

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