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The One Place in the US Google Earth Stopped Mapping

For eight years, Google Earth didn't update its satellite image of a military installation in Nevada. So we bought one ourselves.
Dhruv Mehrotra
Brendan Byrne
10.24.18
Google Earth

This Trippy Google Earth Animation Shows All the Patterns Humans Make Around the World

Páraic McGloughlin turned man-made patterns into a high-speed kaleidoscope of earth.
Samantha Cole
3.20.18
National Aboriginal Day

Google Maps Will Now Display More Than 3,000 Indigenous Lands in Canada

The announcement comes on National Aboriginal Day.
Bryson Masse
6.21.17
Art

This Street Artist Turns Roads into Colorful Canvases

Those who pass by Roadsworth's pieces might stumble upon a giant ice cream cone.
Eva Recinos
1.31.17
Art

Satellite Photos Get Kaleidoscopic in These Lenticular Prints

In Ingrid Burrington’s debut solo show, ‘Reconnaissance,' the artist and writer reminds us that no view of Earth is complete.
DJ Pangburn
9.16.16
Art

These Are the Hidden Buildings You Won't See in Amsterdam

Our architecture writer, Mark Minkjan, was sick in bed for a day and decided to search for hidden buildings and stories in Google Earth.
Mark Minkjan
8.2.16
jordan

Archaeologists Find Mysterious Monument in Petra Using Satellite Imagery

For over two-thousand years, a massive, mysterious structure has been hiding in plain sight.
Sarah Emerson
6.11.16
Features

Microsoft Invented Google Earth in the 90s Then Totally Blew It

A long-forgotten Microsoft project from the late 1990s revolutionized how we saw the Earth and became the underpinning technology of Google Maps and Google Earth.
Jason Koebler
11.13.15
News

'Mars Trek' Is Google Earth for the Red Planet

It will be decades before we send humans to Mars. This app is here to hold you over.
Becky Ferreira
9.21.15
News

Google Announces 'Project Sunroof' to Encourage People to Install Solar Panels

Using Google Earth data, it will provide a roadmap for installing solar panels on your home.
Rachel Pick
8.17.15
Behind The Scenes

Google Maps Went Mountain Climbing So You Don’t Have To

Climb “The Nose” of Yosemite Park from the comfort of your desk chair.
Annie Armstrong
6.24.15
Art

Satellites Offer a Psychedelic Perspective of Earthly Architecture

Travel photographer Federico Winer uses Google Earth to capture the chromatic quirks of planet Earth.
Sami Emory
1.29.15
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