Google Earth

Geospatial Data and Sustainable Development Goals

Mark Altaweel

The new initiative, called Data for Now, will see the linkage of Google Earth satellite data and other GIS data with UN data.

How Scientists Used Satellite Imagery to Find an Untouched Mountain Rainforest

Elizabeth Borneman

Dr. Julian Bayliss, a Welsh researcher, used Google Earth satellite images to pinpoint a small rainforest at the summit of Mount Lico.

Query result of GTS spatial data in mongoDB. From: Zhang, Song, & Liu, 2014.

GIS File Formats

Caitlin Dempsey

Listed here are some of the more common file formats along with associated file extension for GIS file types.

Screenshots showing Land Lines matching scribbles to satellite imagery features.

Match Scribbles to Features on the Earth

Caitlin Dempsey

Land Lines is an experimental online tool that matches drawn gestures on the screen with landforms extracted from satellite imagery.

Meandering river in Nyingchi, Tibet, China [view in Timelapse] (Image credit: Landsat / Copernicus*). Via: Google

Update Google Earth Time Lapse

Elizabeth Borneman

Google Earth has released a new time-lapse of the Earth, composed of over 5,000,000 satellite images.

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