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A picture of Earth through time

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Today, we're making it possible for you to go back in time and get a stunning historical perspective on the changes to the Earth’s surface over time. Working with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA and TIME, we're releasing more than a quarter-century of images of Earth taken from space,...
A picture of Earth through time

Google Maps reveals exact site of North Korea's nuclear test, plus nearby test facility and gulag

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A sudden and unexpected earthquake inside the North Korean mountains late on Tuesday night, U.S. East Coast time, was a nuclear weapons test, the country's third. The tremor, though not large, was immediately picked up by the U.S. Geological Survey, which also provided precise coordinates. Thanks to the miracle of...
Google Maps reveals exact site of North Korea's nuclear test, plus nearby test facility and gulag
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New Google & Time project shows stunning images of earth changing over 30 years

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale Google and Time Magazine have partnered to create a brilliant new project called Timelapse that shows satellite imagery of earth during the course of nearly 30 years, giving us a better understanding of how our planet is transforming. “Working...
New Google & Time project shows stunning images of earth changing over 30 years

Google Visualizes Massive Changes To The Face Of The Earth With New Timelapse Project

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A lot can change in 28 years, and Google has put together a very graphic demonstration of just how much can happen geographically with a new effort that combines global, annual Landsat satellite image composites with its Google Earth Engine software. The result is a series of interactive time lapse...
Google Visualizes Massive Changes To The Face Of The Earth With New Timelapse Project

Here Are All The Companies Apple Gets Its Mapping Data From (AAPL)

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Since Apple ditched Google Maps for its new iOS Map app, it now pulls all its data from a variety of other sources. TomTom seems to be the biggest source for Apple's mapping data, but a look at Apple's list of data providers show several more. Don't miss our screenshot...
Here Are All The Companies Apple Gets Its Mapping Data From (AAPL)

Israeli Nukes Triggered Fukushima Quake, Crackpot Claims

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Seismologists at the U.S. Geological Survey, the International Seismological Center, and NASA have come to a consensus about last year's cascading tragedies in Japan that left at least 16,000 dead and half a million homeless. Jim Stone, a self-professed former National Security Agency analyst with an "engineering background," has a...
Israeli Nukes Triggered Fukushima Quake, Crackpot Claims
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Video: Now You Can Travel Back & Forth Through Time on Google Earth

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Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the Landsat satellite program. It's the longest-running continuous program capturing satellite images of Earth. Google is working with the U.S. Geological Survey and Carnegie Mellon University to make parts of the archive available to the public. Using Google Earth Engine, you can now...
Video: Now You Can Travel Back & Forth Through Time on Google Earth

North Korea Goes Nuclear For Third Time

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The underground test used a smaller and lighter device but with greater explosive force, and has China, the U.S. and the U.N. condemning the act. After a month of rhetoric, North Korea finally did it, detonating a nuclear device today. The explosion--the rogue state's third nuclear test--left the rest...
North Korea Goes Nuclear For Third Time

Google mulls spicing up Google Maps Engine with Google Earth Engine imaging

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Google is looking into upgrading its Google Maps Engine with the large supply of satellite images available on Google Earth Engine, according to a company engineer. The move would enable businesses to perform comparative mapping analytics and show changes over time on the fly, without having to build out new...
Google mulls spicing up Google Maps Engine with Google Earth Engine imaging
Google's Timelapse project shows how the Earth has changed over a quarter of a century

New Google timelapse project shows how Earth has changed over 28 years

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The times, they are a-changin'--but a new Google timelapse project shows just how much the world's geography is a-changin' too, based on nearly 30 years of satellite imagery. You can see the expansion of the Dubai coast with in-sea development in the past decades, the Saudi Arabia irrigation process,...
New Google timelapse project shows how Earth has changed over 28 years
Google tracks hellish wildfire season in the American West
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