Google Earth archive

  • Google Earth used to find and steal Koi
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    Google Earth used to find and steal Koi

    By 29 June 2009

    First it was pools to party in, now it's ponds with fish to steal, as another aquatically-themed nefarious use of Google Earth has been revealed. It appears that fish thieves are using Google Earth's satellite imagery to find fish ponds that look as if...

  • Google Earth alphabet revealed
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    Google Earth alphabet revealed

    By 27 April 2009

    A 32-year-old Australian graphic designer has spent 6 months trawling images of Victoria on Google Earth to create a geographical alphabet. From an A-shaped field to a Z-shaped building Rhett Dashwood has managed to find each letter of the alphabet. "I...

  • VIDEO: Explore Mars in 3D with Google Earth
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    VIDEO: Explore Mars in 3D with Google Earth

    By 16 March 2009

    Google has announced an update to Mars in Google Earth that offers both a historical perspective and a bang up-to-date view with near-live pics from NASA's Martian cameras. Hit play now for a video overview and visit http://earth.google.com/mars/ for...

  • Google goes underwater with Google Earth 5.0
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    Google goes underwater with Google Earth 5.0

    By 3 February 2009

    Google has announced that it's extended its mapping of the Earth to include the sea and planet Mars for its latest version of Google Earth. For those of you who keep track of version numbers, Google Earth 5.0 sees a host of new features over the previous...

  • Google Earth branches out to art
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    Google Earth branches out to art

    By 14 January 2009

    Google has launched a new layer in Google Earth that allows users to explore highly detailed images of fourteen of the Spanish Prado Museum's masterpieces. The Prado layer sees the Prado Museum in Madrid becoming the first art gallery in the world to...

  • VIDEO: Google Earth recreates ancient Rome in 3D
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    VIDEO: Google Earth recreates ancient Rome in 3D

    By 12 November 2008

    Google has announced the launch of an ancient Rome 3D layer in Google Earth. In conjunction with the Rome Reborn Project, everyone in the world can now travel through time and discover Ancient Rome as it was 1688 years ago. The project includes more than...

  • Google Earth comes to the iPhone and iPod Touch
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    Google Earth comes to the iPhone and iPod Touch

    By 27 October 2008

    Yes - Google Earth has finally come to the Apple iPhone, but online reports are suggesting already that the app's not that good. Mobile Computer says that the 1.0 edition app is a tad on the slow side, and also quips that "control over layers and places...

  • Google announces Cites in 3D
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    Google announces Cites in 3D

    By 15 July 2008

    Google has announced its first 3D cities in its Cities in 3D program that lets local governments add a three-dimensional representation of their city to Google Earth. The web co says there's now a virtual representation of buildings in many cities, counties,...

  • Google Earth used to find pools to party by
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    Google Earth used to find pools to party by

    By 19 June 2008

    Raucous revellers are using Google Earth to find new venues to party in. The police are warning people across the country, in particular those who have a swimming pool to watch out for party animals. Revellers are organising events online, using sites...

  • Disney brings its magic to Google Earth
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    Disney brings its magic to Google Earth

    By 6 June 2008

    Google Earth members can now take a detailed 3D tour of Walt Disney World Resort. Around 100,000 photos were taken to create the 1500 three-dimensional models that populate the virtual tour. During the project's first phase, eight photographers worked...

  • Google helping refugees
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    Google helping refugees

    By 11 April 2008

    Google Maps now includes close-up views of UN refugee camps and aid projects. The technology, which it is claimed was for first designed for use as video game backdrops, has now been adapted to show the plight of refugees around the world. And it is hoped...