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  • Google Earth Pro drops $399 subscription, now available for free

    01/31/2015 9:24:03 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    SlashGear ^ | 1/31/15 | Adam Westlake
    Google has recently revealed that it is dropping the paid subscription from Google Earth Pro, a more robust version of its Google Earth software. The Pro service will now be available for free, previously costing $399 per year. While the standard version of Google Earth has often been more than enough for casual map and globe users, the Pro version has seen use among professionals from scientists to businesses, who have been able to take advantage of advanced features previously not available for free. Among the main differences between Google Earth and its Pro sibling are high-resolution imagery and automated...
  • Is there a hole in the earth?

    08/17/2013 9:49:39 PM PDT · by Marak · 48 replies
    I'm browsing Google Earth around Kauai Hawaii and I noticed a really deep spot in the water just off the coast( 21°57'19.39"N 159°20'21.30"W). The surrounding water depth is about 50 feet, but the depth of the hole is over 6,000 feet. So I decided to dive in and take a look. Next thing I know, I am in South Africa. Pretty weird, so I try it again. Same result. Every time I try it, I end up in or near South Africa. Does this happen for anyone else?
  • Google is intentionally obscuring islamberg on google earth.

    02/18/2014 10:59:52 AM PST · by Rage cat · 59 replies A year or so ago I looked at the google earth image to see what I could see. The only thing that irritated me from the start is the picture was taken with the trees at full foliage. That is odd for goggle in it’s self because they generally try to take the pictures from fall or spring where there is less tree cover so you can see more ground detail. Didn’t think much more of it at the time… so I forgot about it. A few days ago I had another reason to hit google earth and I...
  • Google’s robots and creeping militarization

    01/11/2014 4:06:23 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/9/2014 | Scott Cleland
    Google CEO Larry Page has rapidly positioned Google to become an indispensable U.S. military contractor. Google recently purchased Boston Dynamics, a robotics pioneer that produces amazing humanoid robots for the U.S. Defense Department. This development invites attention to Google’s broader military contracting ambitions — especially since Boston Dynamics is the eighth robotics company that Google has bought in the last six months. ... In 2012, Google hired Regina Dugan, the head of DOD’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), DOD’s in-house “moon-shot” idea factory. At the time a Google spokesperson said: “Regina is a technical pioneer who brought the future...
  • Is it legal for Google Earth to go down private roads?

    09/26/2013 1:53:56 PM PDT · by bgill · 41 replies
    Sept. 26, 2013 | vanity
    I noticed Google Earth has found it's way into private roadways. These roads are not city or county maintained but privately owned and maintained by the property owners. Can GE legally publish street views of properties on private roads? I also notice that they aren't blurring out address numbers or names on mailboxes like they used to. When you can tell if cherry tomatoes in someone's garden are ripe or not, that's too close and personal.
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking to create a "Google Earth" of every ..

    07/17/2013 2:36:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 16, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking to create a "Google Earth" of every financial transaction of every American, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) warned today in a Senate speech opposing confirmation of Richard Cordray as CFPB director. "This bill (creating the CFPB) was supposed to be about regulating Wall Street. Instead, it's creating a Google Earth on every financial transaction.
  • How Google Earth Owns North Korea

    02/10/2013 5:15:15 PM PST · by brityank · 28 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Feb. 9, 2013
    How Google Earth Owns North Korea 8 minute long video of targets being pointed out over North Korea on Google Earth. All military targets. Highly advanced Google satellites positioned over North Korea took high definition pictures of military bases and areas. There are a large number of the vehicles that are older soviet-cold war era jets and planes that are still in service with the NK airforce. Many of these pictures range from 2010-2013. It takes Google multiple years to take pictures of every part of a country and put it together to make one entire image.
  • Kim Komando: Amazing Google Earth Discoveries (video)

    01/31/2013 9:06:42 AM PST · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 31, 2013 | Kim Komando
    You can now see satellite images of the entire planet using Google Earth. Some folks have uncovered unbelievable hidden landmarks!
  • Possible Egyptian pyramids found using Google Earth

    08/10/2012 3:40:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Archaeology News Network ^ | Monday, August 6, 2012 | Posted by TANN
    One of the complex sites contains a distinct, four-sided, truncated, pyramidal shape that is approximately 140 feet in width. This site contains three smaller mounds in a very clear formation, similar to the diagonal alignment of the Giza Plateau pyramids. The second possible site contains four mounds with a larger, triangular-shaped plateau. The two larger mounds at this site are approximately 250 feet in width, with two smaller mounds approximately 100 feet in width. This site complex is arranged in a very clear formation with the large plateau, or butte, nearby in a triangular shape with a width of approximately...
  • Report: Gaza Terrorists use Google Earth to Pinpoint Targets

    07/09/2011 10:14:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/.7/11 | Maayana Miskin
    Terrorists in Gaza have a new tool helping them to fire on innocent civilians living in southern Israel – the popular satellite mapping program Google Earth. A group of terrorists from the Al-Aksa Martyrs' Brigades recently described their use of the program to a reporter for Slate Magazine. “The technology is always improving,” a terrorist calling himself Abu Saif told journalist Sharon Weinberger. “Our struggle started with the Kalashnikov, and then it moved to the suicide bomb, then the locally made rocket, and now the Grad rocket.” Gaza's rocket launching crews use Google Earth to aim their weapons, Abu Said...
  • Google Maps: Pakistani military academy and Osama compound

    05/02/2011 1:39:16 AM PDT · by globelamp · 75 replies
    Google Maps ^ | 02-05-2011 | Google Maps
    In order to appreciate just how hard the US has been scammed by Pakistan, you have to look at this map of Osama´s luxury compound, located just next to the Pakistani version of West Point. It´s literally just down the block from Bin Laden. The city (Abbottabad) houses numerous Pakistani military installations. It´s now obvious that Pakistan was on the other side all along.
  • Bat Cave Discovered On An Air Force Base

    11/03/2010 3:02:06 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 17 replies
    James Dunnigan/Strategy Page ^ | 11/2/2010 | James Dunnigan/Strategy Page
    Google supplied satellite photos recently revealed something the American military uses to help morale, but that they would rather keep secret. In this case it was a Batman style bat symbol painted on the roof of a hanger in a U.S. airbase (Kadena Air Force Base in Japan). There are actually a lot of these roof paintings, usually representing the squadron (the Batman symbol was for a fighter squadron known as the vampire bats.) Now that the pictures of this custom has gone viral, many more people will check Google Earth pictures of military bases, and publicize what they find....
  • Google Earth Photos Reveal Syrian Scuds

    10/17/2010 12:47:14 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 39 replies ^ | 10/12/2010 | Matthew Kalman
    Israeli defense experts were still sounding alarms this week over Google Earth images made public Friday by the Israeli daily Haaretz. The satellite photos, taken March 22, show Scud missiles ready for deployment at a Syrian base at Adra, where earlier reports suggest Syria is training Hezbollah militants in the use of missiles that threaten large parts of Israel. The photos show five 11-meter-long Scuds at the Adra base. Three are on trucks in a car park. Two others are in a training area where 20 to 25 people can be made out along with about 20 vehicles. One of...
  • Brazilian users of Google Street View see bodies

    Less than a week after its debut in Brazil, Google Street View has provided viewers with something they probably would rather not have seen: close-up images of dead bodies. One of the images posted last week on the website of television station Globo G1 shows a body covered up and surrounded by blood spots on a busy avenue in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Google's Street View 'snoops' on Congress members

    07/09/2010 10:48:16 AM PDT · by Mojave · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 9 July 2010 | Maggie Shiels
    Google's popular Street View project may have collected personal information of members of Congress, including some involved in national security issues. The claim was made by leading advocacy group, Consumer Watchdog which wants Congress to hold hearings into what data Google's Street View possesses.
  • Kim Jong-il's Palaces as Seen on Google Earth

    05/31/2010 10:02:45 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 25 replies · 1,450+ views
    Chosun ^ | June 1,2010
    The Daily Telegraph has published satellite images of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's houses and of jails in the Stalinist country. The daily carried the images under the title "A bird's eye view of the prisons and palaces of Kim Jong-il's North Korea." Images show Kim's Sinuiju palace complete with a private train station as well as a residence with a large swimming pool near Pyongyang. Other images show Pyongyang Golf Links, the North's only 18-hole golf course in Mt. Taesong; Kim's yacht moored at nearby Lake Taesong; and an ostrich farm and a chewing gum factory in Pyongyang. "Looking...
  • Are Islamic messages embedded in Google maps?

    05/20/2010 12:14:12 PM PDT · by Natural Born 54 · 56 replies · 1,641+ views
    The Post & Email ^ | May 6, 2010 | Jim Campbell
    Some people have discovered Islamic words and phrases encoded inside Google maps. For some strange reason someone has put Islamic words within the zoom of Google maps. Even stranger, some are found in very rural areas of America.
  • New online map can forecast the location and intensity of global disease outbreaks

    04/13/2010 9:17:32 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 5 replies · 309+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 4-13-10 | Larry Greenemeier
    A new online global map could soon help scientists better track and predict outbreaks of infectious diseases like H1N1 much the same way meteorologists can study and forecast the weather. The "Supramap" application illustrates the spread of pathogens and key mutations across time, space and various hosts on a Google Earth map, researchers reported April 9 in the early online edition of Cladistics. Using data on the sequenced genetic code of H1N1 and other viruses, the evolutionary and geographic map enables tracking of how a virus moves from its origins to different hosts around the world. "Essentially, it's like a...
  • Deputies use Google Earth to find suspect

    03/30/2010 4:06:41 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 847+ views
    upi ^ | March. 30, 2010
    PACE, Fla., Authorities in Florida said an investigator used Google Earth to find a suspect in the illegal dumping of a 1-ton boat. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office said the boat, dumped in an undeveloped Pace subdivision, was missing its vehicle identification number and registration when it was found Feb. 23, the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal reported Tuesday. Marc Ward, a sheriff's office spokesman, said Deputy Gregory Barnes logged onto Google Earth for the investigation. "He used Google Earth to look around the surrounding area," Ward said. "He was looking for anyone who had that boat at the time...
  • Sheriff's Department Patrols World of Warcraft

    01/03/2010 6:51:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies · 1,522+ views
    aol ^ | 11 hours 58 minutes ago | Dave Thier
    Roberson didn't expect much back because of the limits of his jurisdiction, but Blizzard responded in spades. Online gaming offers you a new life: new friends, new face, new clothes, new home, new everything. It sounds like a perfect spot for a someone hiding from the law. But not quite perfect. Two weeks ago, an Indiana sheriff's deputy tracked down a fugitive by first locating him in the online game World of Warcraft The sheriff's department of Howard County had been searching for Alfred Hightower for two years without any luck, even with the help of U.S. marshals under Operation...