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Didn't Google Earth always have an ocean? Technically, yes, well, sort of. We have always had a big blue expanse and some low-resolution shading to suggest depth. But starting today we have a much more detailed bathymetric map (the ocean floor), so you can actually drop below the surface and explore the nooks and crannies of the seafloor in 3D. While you're there you can explore thousands of data points including videos and...
 Google Google Earth ocean map cartography
Google Ocean expands this map to include large swathes of the ocean floor and abyssal plain. Users can dive beneath a dynamic water surface to explore the 3D sea floor terrain.

2009-02-02

 Google Google Earth ocean map geography
Google Earth has done much to help humans understand their planet, opening the eyes of many to new views of places near and far. But for some time now, the Google Earth team has failed to prioritize the obvious needs of a very select but important potential audience: Martians.
 Google Google Earth cartography Mars
The Lost City of Atlantis is still lost - despite hopes that Google Earth had located the fabled city on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. Observers noted what seemed to be a grid of streets and the outlines of a big city on the sea floor about 960km (600 miles) off the African coast. Experts had said this was one of the possible sites of the city described by Plato, the Greek philosopher. But Google said the lines represented sonar data...

2009-02-21

 Google Earth cartography map legend Plato Atlantis sonar
Google has added a new twist to its popular 3D map tool, Google Earth, offering millions of users the chance to visit a virtual ancient Rome. ... This is another step in creating a virtual time machine.

2008-11-12

 ancient Rome Google Earth time machine
Spread across the huge 2,600 acre site, equivalent in size to 1,430 football pitches, is a collection of over 4,000 retired aircraft including nearly every plane the US armed forces have flown since World War II.

2010-02-23

 airplane cemetery USA military Google Earth toread
Google Earth Engine is a new technology platform that puts an unprecedented amount of satellite imagery and data—current and historical—online for the first time. It enables global-scale monitoring and measurement of changes in the earth’s environment. The platform will enable scientists to use our extensive computing infrastructure—the Google “cloud”—to analyze this imagery.

2010-12-02

 Google Earth Google mapping satellite history
The Surui people from the Brazilian rainforest are fighting to stop the destruction of their homeland. But instead of bows and arrows, they are using the Internet, GPS and Google Earth. Next they plan to start carbon emissions trading.

2010-06-08

 Amazon Brazil Google Earth GPS Internet logging deforestation indigenous rainforest tribe
Brussels is one of Europe’s best kept secrets. As Belgium’s charming capital city, many have enjoyed living there, ranging from Victor Hugo and Karl Marx to Jean-Claude Van Damme. Now, you can discover the riches of Brussels in a virtual 3D visit with Google Earth.

2011-06-01

 Brussels Belgium cartography 3D Google Earth