Tag Archives: Google Earth

Track the Space Shuttle in Google Earth

Endeavour is fuelled and scheduled for lift-off at 8:56 am EDT (1256 GMT) today, May 16, for what will be the penultimate space shuttle flight. To coincide with this NASA has rolled out a new, real-time tracker for Google Earth. … Continue reading

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View the Royal Wedding Procession in Ovi Maps 3D and Google Earth

A couple of impressive virtual world fly-throughs of the Royal Wedding procession route. Providing a neat comparison of the relative merits of Google Earth’s recently launched 3D London city model vs the one in Nokia’s new Ovi Maps 3D. Here’s … Continue reading

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Nokia Launches Ovi Maps 3D

Nokia has announced the launch of an impressive new 3D virtual globe – Ovi Maps 3D. The application runs directly in the web browser, through a downloadable browser plugin, integrating with the OVI Maps 2D service. Just like Google Earth … Continue reading

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End of the real world sightings experiment

Sadly, Google’s real world sightings experiment (aka the April Fools joke), has come to an end. The mystical creatures that suddenly appeared last week in Google Maps and Google Earth are no longer to be found. To preserve them for … Continue reading

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Music video made almost entirely in Google Earth

Unless you have a super fast broadband connection and top range computer Google Earth tends to load in imagery and terrain noticeably slower than you can navigate around. Bartholomäus Traubeck cleverly exploits these shortcomings. Using the glitchiness of the application … Continue reading

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Explore historic sites in Italy and France with Google Street View

Google goes off-road again in newly released photos taken from the Street View trike, with some impressive panoramas taken inside and around UNESCO listed historic and archaeological sites in Italy and France. The Colosseum in Rome: Emperor Augustus’ palace on … Continue reading

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New – London goes 3D in Google Earth

Hot on the heels of new Google Maps and Google Earth aerial imagery for London, Google has just rolled out a large number of 3D models for the city. Just like other 3D cities in the application it looks incredible, … Continue reading

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Google Earth as a source of Surrealist Art

In a series entitled Postcards from Google Earth, Clement Valla curates a collection of Salvador Dali-like images of warped, twisted and disconnected bridges. None of the pictures have been manipulated in any way. They’re artifacts caused by the way Google … Continue reading

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