Over a million downloads for user ‘SpiderX22’!

October 25, 2009 | Comments Off on Over a million downloads for user ‘SpiderX22’!

We’ve just reached a cool milestone.  One our most prolific file submitters, SpiderX22, has now had his files downloaded over a million times! He’s submitted more than 1200 files to the site over the years, and the total downloads for those files has just passed 1,000,000.  Great work, Spider! I also want to recognize two […]

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100,000 members

July 25, 2009 | 3 Comments

Just a quick, fun note — the number of registered users in our forums has crossed the 100,000 mark.  Wow! Thanks to all of you who have contributed over the years, and we look forward to many more!

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Track new forum discussions via Twitter

April 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

Those those of you that use our forums and use Twitter, here’s a new account for you to follow — @GEHforums.  This Twitter account simply takes any new threads in the forums and tweets out the title of the thread and a link.  It’s a good way to keep up with new discussions without having […]

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New 3D cities: some new, some ancient

November 14, 2008 | 3 Comments

Google has brought out a handful of new 3D cities in the past few days.  Today saw the release of Seattle and Pittsburgh, both of which now have hundreds of full-color buildings and look excellent.  Here is a shot from Pittsburgh.   A few days ago, Google unveiled a new layer for Google Earth that […]

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Google Earth comes to the iPhone and StreetView goes to Spain

October 27, 2008 | Comments Off on Google Earth comes to the iPhone and StreetView goes to Spain

A couple of cool new things today: Google Earth is now available as a free app for the iPhone.  Not only is it free, but it’s good!  It looks very similar to the normal Google Earth program, includes 3D terrain, Wikipedia/Panoramio icons and a few other goodies.  No 3D buildings, but that’s not a problem […]

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France gets a lot more StreetView imagery

October 14, 2008 | Comments Off on France gets a lot more StreetView imagery

As reported by Google Maps Mania and the Digital Earth Blog, Google Maps StreetView has just gotten a lot more imagery in France.  In particular, they now have: Lille Lyon Marseille Nice Paris Toulouse If you find any cool stuff out there, be sure to submit it to our StreetView database.

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