Google Earth archive

  • Google adds Street View to Google Earth for mobile, new satellite imagery to Earth and Maps
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    Google adds Street View to Google Earth for mobile, new satellite imagery to Earth and Maps

    By 26 June 2013

    Google Earth for Android or iOS now features a new user-interface and Street View imagery, enabling explorers to virtually browse the Earth from street-level straight from their handsets. The updated app brings a new streamlined interface, where a tap...

  • Google Maps event promises next dimension of mapping, but is Apple invited?
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    Google Maps event promises next dimension of mapping, but is Apple invited?

    By 1 June 2012

    Google is to unveil the "next dimension" of Google Maps on Wednesday, 6 June, just days ahead of Apple's WWDC conference where it is widely expected it will announce that it's dropping Google Maps from the iPhone and iPad. According to the US journalists...

  • Best new iPad apps to show off the Retina Display
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    Best new iPad apps to show off the Retina Display

    By 14 March 2012

    So you've just ordered the new iPad, and now you need to fill it with lovely iPad apps to take advantage of that retina display it has. But with thousands of apps available just for the iPad what are the best ones to get and are there any that take advantage...

  • Best Android navigation apps
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    Best Android navigation apps

    By 23 January 2012

    One of the best things to come out of the smartphone revolution was that we got to throw away all those bits of paper in our pockets along with the 10 minutes before we left home of poring over maps trying to work out where we were going to go. GPS-enabled...

  • Google to map Amazon rainforest in 3D
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    Google to map Amazon rainforest in 3D

    By 25 October 2011

    For some time now we've all had the benefits of the controversial Google Streetview, giving us instant access to streets all over the world. And now Google has announced that it will be mapping the Amazon hamlet of Tumbira to hopefully educate as well...

  • Google Earth no help in speeding fine case
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    Google Earth no help in speeding fine case

    By 19 September 2011

    A University of Sheffield lecturer has failed to dodge a speeding fine after courts showed his theory that Google Earth was more accurate than speed cameras to be false.  Dr Tennore Ramesh was found to be travelling at 41mph in a 30mph area but denied...

  • Google Earth has a Honeycomb makeover
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    Google Earth has a Honeycomb makeover

    By 6 May 2011

    Google has released a version of Google Earth for Android devices "to take full advantage of the large screens and powerful processors that this exciting new breed of tablets had to offer". The update brings support for 3D building renderings, a "fly...

  • Google satellite imagery displays the devastation in Japan
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    Google satellite imagery displays the devastation in Japan

    By 31 March 2011

    Google has published the latest images of Japan from its satellite providers, showing the full extent of the damage in the Sendai region after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake. The harrowing pictures, which will be updated into the Google Maps and Google...

  • Google Earth gears up for a 3D Royal Wedding
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    Google Earth gears up for a 3D Royal Wedding

    By 11 March 2011

    You may not be able to watch the Royal Wedding in 3D on your telly-box, but there is still a 3D option available to Will and Kate fans....sort of. Google has announced that you'll be able to take the entire Royal wedding precession route on Google Earth,...

  • Google Earth 6 goes tree hugging
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    Google Earth 6 goes tree hugging

    By 30 November 2010

    Google has released the latest instalment of its massively popular Google Earth platform, version 6, bringing along 3D trees for the ride. The 3D trees can be seen in the 3D buildings view, and there are "dozens" of species on show. "While we’ve just...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Google Earth (iPhone, iPod, iPad)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Google Earth (iPhone, iPod, iPad)

    By 21 September 2010

    Although many of the apps that we feature on Pocket-lint are brand new, some have been around for a while, and some have just received an update. Google Earth is one of the ones that has just been updated, and we're not just talking about a few bug fixes...

  • Google Earth adds weather: Unleash the Michael Fish in you
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    Google Earth adds weather: Unleash the Michael Fish in you

    By 30 July 2010

    The latest version of Google Earth has been released - and it adds a clouds layer, letting you see the latest weather patterns from satellite images. The layer, which is currently available for areas in North America and parts of Europe shows off the...

  • Google Earth comes to Android
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    Google Earth comes to Android

    By 23 February 2010

    Google's starting to funnel some serious cash into development of apps for its Android platform, now that it's taking off. Once upon a time, we'd get announcements of iPhone apps from the company, but that's reducing in frequency now that the two parties...

  • Google Earth gets WWII imagery
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    Google Earth gets WWII imagery

    By 5 February 2010

    Google has announced that it's now offering historical imagery of European cities taken during World War II onto Google Earth, and that users can compare the pictures directly to images of those cities today. A number of towns are covered, including Stuttgart,...

  • NORAD's Santa-tracking service goes online
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    NORAD's Santa-tracking service goes online

    By 24 December 2009

    Christmas is all about traditions - a stolen kiss under the mistletoe, mince pies and scruffy teenagers at your door asking for money for a quick verse of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". Another tradition is the NORAD Santa tracker, which has been locating...

  • Guinness offers planet-making Google Earth tool
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    Guinness offers planet-making Google Earth tool

    By 18 December 2009

    Guinness has teamed up with Google Earth and Facebook to give everyone to the "chance to be the master of their own universe". Using Google Earth tech, you can bring an imaginary 3D planet to life and unearth the chance to win Guinness prizes in the process....

  • Audi A8 gets Google Earth navigation
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    Audi A8 gets Google Earth navigation

    By 17 December 2009

    Google has teamed up with Audi to offer its Google Earth product preinstalled in the newly-unveiled Audi A8. Except it'll be even better than the regular desktop Google Earth - as it'll have built-in navigation. Users will get 3D satellite pictures, terrain...

  • Google launches "Model Your Town" competition
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    Google launches "Model Your Town" competition

    By 2 December 2009

    Google has launched a competition to try and get more 3D buildings into its Google Earth software, which aims to map the entire planet. The challenge invites participants to recruit up to five friends and model your hometown. All you need to do is sign...

  • Google Earth hits version 2.0 for iPhone
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    Google Earth hits version 2.0 for iPhone

    By 18 November 2009

    Just over a year after the application's launch, Google has announced an update for Google Earth for the iPhone and iPod touch. With the original at one point the second most-downloaded free application overall, it's an update that will likely be downloaded...

  • VIDEO: Google Earth Building Maker unveiled
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    VIDEO: Google Earth Building Maker unveiled

    By 13 October 2009

    Google's Earth and Maps applications are fantastic, but they have a slight problem - they're flat. The vast majority of locations have some form of terrain data - but that data comes from satellites which can't work out individual buildings. Some cities,...

  • VIDEO: Google Earth simulates climate change
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    VIDEO: Google Earth simulates climate change

    By 30 September 2009

    Google has put together a set of maps for its Google Earth application that model and simulate the effects of climate change on the planet. In a introductory video, narrated by Al Gore, the company has outlined how the planet could change as a result...

  • VIDEO: Google Earth goes "live"
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    VIDEO: Google Earth goes "live"

    By 14 September 2009

    Clever folk at the Georgia Institute of Technology are presenting results of a recent project - "Augmenting Aerial Earth Maps with Dynamic Information". With the title managing to make it sound quite dull - which is nothing compared to how snoozily the...

  • Google Maps team-up for online Monopoly City Streets
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    Google Maps team-up for online Monopoly City Streets

    By 8 September 2009

    The classic board game Monopoly has been given a tech makeover thanks to a team-up with Google. Hasbro and Google have joined forces to make a worldwide online Monopoly game to promote the launch of Monopoly City, a modern 3D version of the board game....

  • Google Earth finds Loch Ness monster
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    Google Earth finds Loch Ness monster

    By 27 August 2009

    Just like it found the lost city of Atlantis, Google Earth has now supposedly found the Loch Ness monster according to a bored security guy looking through images of on mapping software. According to British newspaper, The Sun, "Sun reader Jason Cooke...

  • Google Maps gets some perspective
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    Google Maps gets some perspective

    By 31 July 2009

    Google's added some rather impressive new controls to its API that allows the use of 3D viewpoints and perspective. The results are pretty spectacular, as can be seen in the demo above. Google says: "With a perspective map, the map is projected on a viewport...