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13 December 2022
The Gaguney landslide in India: images from Google Earth and Planet Labs allow analysis of the evolution over time of a damaging failure
24 April 2022
This project has not only been a fun way for me to document our expedition, but it also records the voices of ship participants and their actual feelings at the moment – the excitement, the frustration, the sadness.. all of it authentic and in their own voice.
18 April 2022
For those that head off to do fieldwork, especially on the ocean, I encourage you to think about creating your own Google Earth file with daily updates to keep other engaged and informed about your work.
6 July 2021
News reports and archive Google Earth imagery indicate that the Atami landslide might have occurred on manmade slope
10 November 2020
The Queja landslide at San Cristobal Verapaz: drone footage is now available of the aftermath of the deadly landslide in Guatemala.
21 January 2020
Last week, in a moment of random thought, I suggested reviving our beloved Where On Google Earth (#WOGE). @i_rockhopper got to work right away restarting the contest, and I tracked down the image, thus earning myself the right to host the next and an hour of handicap according to the Schott Rule. Here’s your next challenge in this geoscience reverse image search!
25 July 2019
Planet Labs satellite images suggest that the road across the Pingdi landslide in China, which killed about 45 people this week, was widened with cut slopes in the months before the failure
5 July 2019
Google Earth images suggest that the Aizawl landslide this week, which killed three people, occurred on a slope that had been cut during construction
18 April 2017
Fantastic Google Earth imagery is now available of the site of the Almaluu-Bulak landslide in Kyrgyzstan, which was captured so memorably on video last year
9 January 2017
Remember a couple of months ago when Google Earth Timelapse got updated? I didn’t spend a lot of time looking at it back then, but I’ve taken it for a spin since then and – being a volcanologist – decided to look at volcanoes. And it turned out to be a lot of fun.
4 February 2016
The 2005 Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan triggered large numbers of landslides. Google Earth imagery illustrates their dramatic impacts
28 January 2016
In June 2015 the Tbilisi landslide and flood disaster killed 19 people in Georgia. Google Earth imagery is now available of the site
24 October 2014
As Northern Californians picked up the pieces and cooled their nerves on the afternoon of August 24th, just hours after being jostled or lurched from bed by the 3:20am magnitude 6.0 South Napa quake, a satellite an aircraft whizzing by overhead snapped a shot of the scene. Check out some of these remarkable scenes within it that show damage, response, and recovery. The image is now visible in Google Earth, and in Google Maps on …
16 March 2014
In 2006, oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle had a conversation with the Google Earth and Maps director that set our Google views on an exciting path forward. Dr. Earle stated (in her words from a blog post): “You should call Google Earth ‘Google Dirt’. What about the ¾ of the planet that is blue?” Zip forward to February 2009, when Google launched Ocean in Google Earth which now allows us to …
14 November 2010
Google LatLong has announced that there is a new layer in Google Earth titled “Photos.” From their description, it seems that the Panoramio and 360cities.net layers have been merged into this new one. However, 360Cities is still present under the…