Find Photogenic Locations with Google Maps
ShotHotspot is a great resource that helps both professional and amateur photographers find great locations to take photos.
The application uses data from sites like Flickr and Panoramio to analyse the most photogenic areas. ShotHotspot’s Google Maps allows users to scout for locations around any location worldwide. It is possible to narrow down the area of search by drawing the area you are interested on the map. It is also possible to zoom in on a location and update the results shown by selecting the ‘Search Visible Area’.
You can select any of the hotspots displayed on the map and preview the photo opportunities by viewing photographs of the location taken by other photographers which have been posted to Flickr or Panoramio.
A la Carte Maps
A la Carte Maps create beautiful paper map guides to locations around the world. The guides are a combination of map, guidebook and art that provide information about cities from a local perspective.
If you want to know which cities you can buy an A la Carte Map for then you can check out their ‘Destinations’ map. The map uses Stamen’s watercolor map tiles with the Google Maps API. If you select a city’s marker on the map you can click through to view images from the city’s map and, if you want to own it, you can place your order.
Science Institutions on Google Maps
PlazaScience is a Spanish website that is trying to build a world map of scientific institutions. The project is being developed by Fundación madri + d and is funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
The map uses thumbnail photographs of each institution as the map markers. Users can click on the individual photographs to be taken to a dedicated page about the institution, where they can favourite and comment on the selected scientific institution.
Using Google Earth to find water for power plants
Here in the United States, we’re very fortunate that the inability to find water to drink is an extremely rare event for any of our citizens. Because of the abundance of water in most areas, we can use it for much more than drinking and irrigation. In fact, there is so much water that we […]
Australian Renewable Energy on Google Maps
Act on Facts is an Australian Google Map designed to promote renewable energy and highlight renewable energy campaigns and projects.
Check out the information windows on this map. If you mouse-over a marker on the map a small window opens, displaying the title of the marker project. If you click on the marker the small window animates into a larger information window, which contains the full details about the project.
The Bingham Canyon Mine landslide in Google Earth
Back in April, the Bingham Canyon Mine was home to the largest non-volcanic landslide in the history of North America, when nearly 70 million cubic meters of dirt and rock collapsed into the pit. The NASA Earth Observatory website has posted imagery of the post-collapse site, which can be seen here: You can view that […]
Shadows from days gone by
A few days ago, the official +Google Earth page shared a neat tip to be able to see the sun’s shadows on the earth from “days gone by”: click View > Sun. Tilt your view so the horizon is in focus, and then adjust the time of day by using the slider in the upper left. […]
Correcting map and location errors in Google Earth
We get a lot of emails from users asking us to correct data errors in Google Earth — incorrect road names, mis-marked addresses, etc. We can’t do that directly, but fortunately Google has a great solution to help you out. To start, you don’t actually fix the errors in Google Earth; you fix them in […]
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Google releases a large update of fresh Street View imagery
It appears that Google has just pushed out a major update to Street View, covering areas in many states around the US and many countries around the world. Thanks to GEB reader ‘Munden’ for being the first to notice it, and for compiling the list below. While Google hasn’t released an official list of updated […]
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Turning a paper map into a 3D image overlay
As we mentioned recently with the historic maps from North Carolina, the “image overlay” feature in Google Earth is quite powerful. If you’ve never created one before, Kerry Leith from Stress-driven has written a simple step-by-step walkthrough to help get you started. It’s really as simple as this: Kerry goes into a bit more detail […]