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Happy guys

by fasa on Mar.28, 2015, 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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On the beach

by QKSLR on Mar.28, 2015, 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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Movie set in Copenhagen

by fasa on Mar.27, 2015, 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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Earth Hour

by Timothy Whitehead on Mar.27, 2015, 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

Earth Hour takes place this Saturday, 28th of March at 8:30 pm local time. Earth hour is an annual event designed to raise awareness of global climate change. Participants turn off their lights for a period of 1 hour. It would be nice to see what this would look like from space, but due to obstruction from cloud cover and lightening, it might be difficult to see the effect. Nevertheless, this would be a good opportunity to look at what the earth looks like at night and see just how much energy we waste on lighting.

Google Earth by default shows endless day. There is an option on the tool bar to show the real-time location of sunlight and the night time shadow, but it doesn’t give an accurate picture of what the earth looks like at night. There is a layer called ‘Earth City lights’ found in Gallery->NASA that was first added in 2007. This is a cleaned-up image removing the clouds and lightening that would otherwise obstruct the view. Rather than using the ‘Earth City Lights’ layer, we recommend trying a newer, higher resolution version that can be found here on the Google Maps Gallery and viewed in Google Earth using this KML file

The sea around Hainan
The South China Sea around the Island of Hainan, China, has almost as many lights as the land. These are presumably mostly fishing boats.

We found it interesting how many lights there are in the seas and oceans. We have made a KML noting some locations of interest that you can download here.

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Hypnotism

by fasa on Mar.27, 2015, 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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Big accident in Saint Petersburg

by fasa on Mar.27, 2015, 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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Going for a swim

by QKSLR on Mar.27, 2015, 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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Blurring is for the best…

by QKSLR on Mar.27, 2015, 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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Google Views and Business View not working in Google Earth

by Timothy Whitehead on Mar.26, 2015, 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 Street View includes three different sources of imagery:

  • Google Street View captured using Google’s special cameras mounted on cars / boats or the Trekker.
  • Google Views, which consists of user submitted imagery, typically 360° panoramas. The easiest way to do this is with Google’s Photo Sphere app on a smart phone.
  • Google Business View, which is Street-View-like imagery for businesses. This consists of professionally photographed 360° panoramas of business premises.

It appears that neither Google Views nor Business View is currently working in Google Earth. Thank you to GEB reader Steve for bringing this to our attention. According to this thread on Google Groups the issue may have been caused by the removal of Google Views and Business View from the classic version of Google Maps.

Street View locations in Google Earth
Street View is shown as blue lines. Blue dots indicate individual panoramas, typically user-submitted Google Views, and orange dots indicate indoor imagery, typically Business Views.

There are two other serious issues with Street View in Google Earth. The first is that in many locations, entering Street View, typically in cities with lots of tall buildings, causes Street View to crash. We first noticed this when New York and San Francisco received 3D updates, but it has since been reported that many other cities have a similar problem.

The second issue is that many locations that do have Street View do not show the blue lines that indicate the presence of Street View. Examples of this are the location of Street View on a zip line we looked at earlier this month, the Street View imagery in the Mount Everest region and even some indoor imagery, such as the White House. The imagery is accessible in Google Earth if you know where to drop the yellow man.

Google Earth also has access to two other sets of panoramic imagery not accessible via Google Maps. These are found via the Google Earth ‘Photos’ layer. They are Panoramio and 360 cities.

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Baaah!

by genevg on Mar.26, 2015, 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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