Amazing Race 13 in Google Maps

September 28, 2008 | 3 Comments

My wife and I have been big fans of The Amazing Race for a few years now, so I thought it’d be fun to track their route throughout the season.  Below is their map after the first leg, from Los Angeles, CA to Salvador, Brazil.  I’ll be updating the map each week with more information, […]

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GEH: Mobile launched

September 28, 2008 | 1 Comment

If you’re away from home and looking for something to kill some time, we’ve got your answer — GEH: Mobile.  It’s thousands of files from our database in the palm of your hand, in the format of a simple mobile website.  It’s designed with the iPhone in mind, but should work well with any recent […]

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Over 2,000 locations in our StreetView database

September 18, 2008 | Comments Off on Over 2,000 locations in our StreetView database

Exactly five months after it first launched, our StreetView section received its 2000th file — not bad! File # 2000 was a good find — a clear shot of the streetview car in a mirror on the side of the road. Of the 2000 files, the most popular (by votes) is the “burning car“, which is […]

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Some big updates to Google Earth

September 5, 2008 | Comments Off on Some big updates to Google Earth

It appears there are some major imagery updates that have just been released for Google Earth.  Google Earth Blog has a growing list, which includes locations from all over the world (US, Switzerland, Turkey, Italy, etc). It seems to be quite a huge update!  Keep your eyes on Google Earth Blog or Digital Earth Blog […]

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Some useful tools for Hurricane Gustav (and Hanna, Ike, Josephine, etc)

August 29, 2008 | Comments Off on Some useful tools for Hurricane Gustav (and Hanna, Ike, Josephine, etc)

Tropical Atlantic has built some useful tools for Google Earth, showing a variety of possible storm tracks for all of the major storms.  Being able to side a wide variety of computer models in Google Earth gives you a great way to see where the storms might land.  Check it out!

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EarthSwoop: Another great way to use the Google Earth plugin

June 24, 2008 | 1 Comment

As I revealed on the Digital Earth Blog last night, EarthSwoop has launched.  What is it?  EarthSwoop is a tool you can use to easily create collections of locations around the globe.  Some examples: Some venues for the 2008 Beijing Olympics All 32 NFL stadiums The 50 US State Capitol buildings The 7 Wonders of […]

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