Google definitely loves their Google Maps project, judging by the number of updates for it that rolled out today. Above, you can view a YouTube video of how 3D imagery has been introduced for Google Earth for mobile devices. Half a dozen years ago, Google introduced textured 3D buildings in Google Earth, and fast forward to today, it seems that 3D models will be added to whole metropolitan areas in […]
The HALO Trust was founded in 1988, and it is proud to be the oldest and largest humanitarian landmine clearance organization in the world. Just how much technology gets involved in their efforts? One thing’s for sure, you cannot rule Google Earth out of the equation, as it is part of HALO Trust’s tools to clear more than 414,000 acres of land while removing more than 13 million landmines in […]
I’m sure that there many people who have attempted to find their own house or look for glimpses of themselves or someone they know doing jumping jacks on Google Earth. Admittedly, I’ve tried many times but always failed. Now however, a new startup called UrtheCast has teamed with the International Space Station (ISS) to simulate a HD view of what it would be like if you were on the space […]
Google Earth is a huge database of satellite photos and 3d polygonal models, and if you have used it before, you may have noticed that each tile (section of satellite/aerial photo) may have different colors/tones. That is due to the fact that satellite photos are not taken in the same lighting conditions, at the same time of the day and in the same weather conditions.
Google Earth is a pretty amazing service from Google which allows you to check out the whole world from the comfort of your own living room. And while most of us are content with browsing the earth on our computer monitors, Google decided to push the boundaries of the experience by developing Liquid Galaxy – a method of displaying Google Earth on multiple displays; giving a larger and more immersive […]
We mentioned briefly earlier this morning about Google Earth getting downloaded a cool billion times already, which means if each person on earth were to be represented by a single download, every one out of seven humans is a Google Earth app. Even more interesting is the fact that Google Earth is just six years old – or should I say, young?If you so happen to fall into the category […]
If you’re in need for a rather unique way of advertising your product or company, Philips & Co. has a new proposition that they’re calling “Blue Marble”, and essentially what they will do for you is that they will create a QR code that can be scanned along with whatever pertinent information you would like attached with it.
While Google Maps’ regular 2D view is usually more than enough for you to find your way to your destination, sometimes it’s not – especially when you’re unfamiliar with the territory, and have no idea what the buildings on the map look like. Well, it seems that folks at Google recognized this problem as an issue and has taken it upon themselves to fix it.Google announced on its official Google […]
iOS users who use Google Earth should take note that Google has released Google Earth 3.1 for iOS devices, allowing you to explore underwater landscapes and terrain from your iOS device without having to get yourself wet. You can dive below the ocean’s surface to explore underwater canyons or even travel to the ocean’s deepest point, Mariana Trench. Once you’re underwater and where you want to be, you’ll be able […]
You don’t have to wear your underwear outside in a garish color combination to fly around the world, as Google allows you to do so with the spanking new Google Earth website which comes loaded with a slew of great content such as images, videos, tours and maps amongst others. Of course, for those who are not in the know, fret not – Google has helpfully included tutorials within for […]
Steampunk gadgets always look good, but what happens when you pair up a Steampunk-themed globe with Apple’s iPad? The Electromagnetic Geospacial Globe and Remote View with Obligatory Goggles is a rather cool setup, as it uses RFID tags that are attached to the surface of the globe to control the Google Earth app on the iPad, allowing users to navigate Google Earth using the external physical control, making the whole […]
The large display on Apple’s iPad is a beautiful thing, and while it’s very suited to watching movies and browsing the web, you can be sure that many folks out there want to be able to fiddle with the popular Google Earth app on it too. The good news is that Google has just updated its Google Earth app, giving it native iPad support, allowing you to enjoy full-resolution imagery, […]
With all the data that Google has in Google Maps and Google Earth, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to see that Google has used all that data to come up with a 3D city effect of New York City. So now, instead of navigating boring city maps from the top-down, you can literally zoom into the city and move around at ground level, getting a feel […]
GPS navigators are fairly common in luxury cars nowadays, but about Google Earth? Well, Audi will be offering the option of a built-in navigation system for their 2011 model that comes complete with Google Earth and a GPRS/EDGE modem. 3G would have been a lot nicer, but considering that you don’t see Google Earth on cars everyday, it’s certainly not the end of the world. There isn’t any mention how […]