Google’s Bay View Campus facility outside San Francisco may be the largest thermal pile installation in the US. Thermal piles combine the use of geothermal heating and cooling with the deep foundation system to improve […]
Google released Google Earth 7 last month. The major new feature is their 3D Imagery feature that allows for scary realistic 3D views of cityscapes…until you zoom in tight. Another new feature is a tour […]
Better support for GPS tracks and elevation profiles are some of the features found in this new version 5.2 of Google Earth. Also there is an improved embedded browser for handling links within GE and […]
I came across yet another Google Beta product called Google Insights for Search. It lets you see the popularity of a particular search term over time. Currently the data goes back to 2004. It normalizes […]
Google has just released an API, or application programmer’s interface for Google Earth that allows website developers to embed a google earth application in any website. Users will have to have Google Earth installed on their systems and they will need a plugin which aside from a browser restart, installs rather painlessly. So now instead of seeing a Google map embedded on a web page, you will start seeing an instance of Google Earth so you can pan around in 3D. Pretty Cool. Check out an example and some video from Google after the break.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve found Google Earth to be a very useful tool in my practice. Whether it is scoping out a site I’ve never seen before or creating a boring location plan or other figure for a report. Feel the same way? Then you might be interested in some recent (February 19, 2008) updates to Google Imagery and other data. Higher resolution images are always welcome! Comprehensive list after the break.