Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D created by Keyhole, Inc, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) funded company acquired by Google in 2004 (see In-Q-Tel). It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and geographic information system (GIS) 3D globe. It was originally available with three different licenses, but has since been reduced to just two: Google Earth (a free version with limited function) and Google Earth Pro ($399 per year), which is intended for commercial use. The third original option, Google Earth Plus, has been discontinued.
Posts about Google Earth
    • Happy Earth Day, world!

      The Earth is more than 4.543 billion years old, home to more than 8.7 million species—and still the only known planet in the universe known to harbor life. That’s right, we’re pretty special.😉 So on Earth Day, let’s all celebrate our planet and learn about ways to help preserve it. Today’s Earth Day Doodle tells the story of a friendly fox whose bad dream about about clima ...

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    • Google Earth’s incredible 3D imagery, explained

      Google Earth is an amazing tool that lets ordinary humans—sans wings or jetpack—zoom around the world. And, as you might know if you’ve checked out the new Google Earth, the 3D imagery looks insane. (As in, mind-blowingly realistic insane.) Grand Canyon Hong Kong Rome Tokyo But how does it get that way? I talked with a couple people from th ...

      The Official Google Blogin Google- 29 readers -
  • How maps and machine learning are helping to eliminate malaria

    …. With the help of Google Earth Engine, DiSARM creates high resolution “risk maps” that help malaria control programs identify the areas where they should direct resources for prevention and treatment. We sat down with Hugh Sturrock, who leads the DiSARM project and is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the University…

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  • Connect with cultures around the world in Google Earth

    … Yesterday, we introduced a new version of Google Earth, along with Voyager—a showcase of interactive tours that help you explore our planet further. Over the next few days, we’re giving you a taste of what you’ll be able to find on Voyager, starting today with stories on the theme of culture, people and places around the world. Your journey…

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  • Exploring home with Google Earth

    … This week we’re giving you a taste of what you can find in Voyager, a showcase of interactive tours and stories from experts, nonprofits and more in the new Google Earth. When you opened Google Earth for the very first time, where did you go? For most people there's a common destination: We all want to see our home. The definition of “home…

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  • Exploring home with Google Earth

    This week we’re giving you a taste of what you can find in Voyager, a showcase of interactive tours and stories from experts, nonprofits and more in the new Google Earth. When you opened Google Earth for the very first time, where did you go? For most people there's a common destination: We all want to see our home. The definition of “home” changes by country, culture and climate.

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  • Happy Earth Day, world!

    … whose bad dream about about climate change jolts it into action. The fox goes on a quest to care for the Earth—meeting some familiar faces along the way. Clicking through to Google Search, you’ll see a list of quick and easy tips to help you do your part in saving the planet. Whether it’s planting a tree, conserving energy…

    The Official Google Blog- 20 readers -
    Earlier about the same topic:
  • Happy Earth Day, world!

    … The Earth is more than 4.543 billion years old, home to more than 8.7 million species—and still the only known planet in the universe known to harbor life. That’s right, we’re pretty special.😉 So on Earth Day, let’s all celebrate our planet and learn about ways to help preserve it. Today’s Earth Day Doodle tells the story of a friendly fox…

    The Official Google Blog- 21 readers -
  • What’s new with Earth? First impressions of the relaunched Google Earth

    … Google has just re-designed, revamped and re-launched its Earth product, and it has certainly been worth the two-year wait. Earth is now built into Chrome, so there is no longer a need to download a cumbersome desktop app to access this global repository of images, videos, and knowledge cards. The Android app has been updated too, with support…

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