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Show child Pacific Ocean

by sashafromdonetsk on Dec.19, 2014, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

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Dianne goes for you

by Timothy Whitehead on Dec.19, 2014, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

In September we talked about Google’s Ground Truth project that Google uses to keep its maps up to date. We also directed you to Google Map Maker, should you wish to assist with keeping the maps up to date.

But what if you notice something odd on Google Earth, Maps or Street View, or just have a question about something you see?

We came across this interesting story about a Frenchwoman known as Diane, who takes questions from people and goes and investigates by actually visiting the sites being queried.
See her site here with the things she has investigated and what she found. She calls it ‘A living search engine for unknown destinations’. She only investigates places in Europe and apparently hasn’t been anywhere this year. But it is an interesting concept that perhaps others could replicate around the globe?

Diane goes for you

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Happy guys in Mallorca

by fasa on Dec.19, 2014, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Spain, Street Views, USA

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Take a look at The Colbert Report studio on Google Street View

by StreetViewFun.com on Dec.18, 2014, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

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New Google Earth Imagery – December 9th, 2014

by Timothy Whitehead on Dec.18, 2014, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

Google have updated their ‘Latest Google Earth Imagery’ map showing an update on December 9th. Thank you to GEB reader André for letting us know.

December 9th, 2014
Latest Google Earth Imagery map – December 9th, 2014. Larger version

The ‘Monthly Google Earth Imagery Updates’ map has been updated to show November’s updates.

Monthly Updates November
Monthly Google Earth Imagery Update – November, 2014. Larger version

And for updates prior to that, you can use Google’s ‘Historical Google Earth Imagery Updates, 2009 – 2014′ map which includes all updates to October 2014.

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Christmas car

by fasa on Dec.18, 2014, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

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Help! I’m down here!

by StreetViewFun.com on Dec.18, 2014, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

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Pimp my Lada

by fasa on Dec.17, 2014, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

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Looking at the new 3D in New York City

by Timothy Whitehead on Dec.17, 2014, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

Last week Google updated the 3D imagery for New York City and San Francisco. We had a brief look at New York and noted a problem with Street View crashing Google Earth. We also had a look at some interesting effects in the 3D around San Francisco.

GEB reader Jebster noted that the New York streets seemed curiously free of cars. Closer inspection reveals ghostly images of cars, and in some cases multiple images of the same car. It appears Google is using a new technique that we have not seen before, which involves merging multiple images. The overall result is that the roads appear to have fewer cars than one would expect. We do not see this technique being used in the San Francisco imagery.

Ghost cars
Ghostly images of cars in New York City.

John F. Kennedy airport
Some particularly good aircraft models at John F. Kennedy airport suggest Google manually improved on them. A noticeable absence of aircraft on the runways of what is a very busy airport suggests they were removed with the same technique used for moving cars.

Bridge overlap
There is an overlap between the old and new 3D imagery and they are not aligned perfectly, resulting in this broken bridge.

See the features discussed above in Google Earth by downloading this KML file

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Love

by sashafromdonetsk on Dec.17, 2014, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

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