Google Earth

  • Quiz: Can you identify these famous Indian landmarks as seen from space? June 23, 2014

    Some are historical monuments and heritage sites while others are prominent geographical landmarks. You've seen these famous Indian landmarks several times in photos. This is how they look from space. How many can you identify? ...
  • Is that the Loch Ness monster on Apple Maps? April 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Is the shape that we can see in Apple Maps' satellite image of Loch Ness that of Nessie, the legendary monster that many believe inhabits the waterbody in the Scottish Highlands? The giant squid like shape was also previously spotted on Google Earth about five years ago. Andrew Dixon and...
  • Google Maps video shows how a man found his lost Indian family after 25 years October 16, 2013

    Google has now made a video promoting Google Maps out of Saroo Brierley's story of locating his long lost family in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh after 25 years with the help of Google Earth. Google has posted on its official blog detailing Brierley's story. Watch the incredible story of hope, determination...
  • Google Earth discovers 'lost pyramids' August 13, 2012

    Washington: An archaeologist claimed to have discovered two new possible pyramid complexes in Egypt with a large mound almost three times the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Archaeology researcher Angela Micol from Maiden, North Carolina has been conducting satellite archaeology research for over ten years, searching for ancient...
  • Google deploying planes over cities for 3D maps June 7, 2012

    San Francisco: Google Inc is deploying a fleet of small, camera-equipped airplanes above several cities, the Internet search company's latest step in its ambitious and sometimes controversial plan to create a digital map of the world. Google plans to release the first three-dimensional maps for several cities by the end of...
  • Take a trip through the Amazon Basin on Street View March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: In the honour of World Forest Day, Google has released images of the Amazon Basin through the Street View feature on Google Maps, thereby by giving viewers a peek inside the Amazon rainforest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America. The pictures were captured last August...
  • Google, Microsoft sued over map technology July 6, 2011

    Wilmington: Google Inc and Microsoft Corp were sued for infringing a Louisiana company's patent with their map websites, which let users navigate street-level views of towns and cities. Transcenic Inc asked a Delaware District court to prevent Google and Microsoft from continuing to infringe its patent and asked the court to...
  • Google beings collecting Street View data in India June 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Internet giant Google's long awaited and very ambitious project Streetview is ready to map and explore everything on Indian streets with its new application Google Streetview. This software will show you everything from a high rise to a small restaurant. Google Streetview unlike Google earth allows you a 360...
  • Google to launch body mapping browser December 16, 2010

    London: After its controversial Street View programme, Internet search giant Google is all set to unveil a new browser that can map out the entire human body. The high-tech 3D application, called Google Body Browser, has been hailed as a breakthrough in the study of anatomy...
  • China unveils its own version of Google Earth October 22, 2010

    Beijing: A Chinese government body has released its own online mapping service, designed to compete with Google Earth's popular satellite mapping service, that could spell more trouble for Google's services in the mainland. Google and China have been at odds since last year, when a serious hacking attack originating from China...
  • Website, Google Earth offer 3-D views of Hawaii July 16, 2010

    Honolulu: A new website backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar says it will offer potential visitors to Hawaii the ability to view hotels, shops and tourist attractions in three dimensions and from different angles in an interactive virtual tour. Team Vision Virtual launched 3DHawaii.com on Thursday, promoting the website as the...
  • India has a challenge for Google Earth: Bhuvan August 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Bhuvan is India's very own 3D mapping tool and it is one product truly made in India. IT uses maps taken from Indian satellite. And focuses on Indian sub-continent barring all sensitive locations such as military and nuclear installations. ...
  • Tech misuse: 26/11 terrorists used Google earth February 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Mumbai attack terrorists used Google Earth to memorize roads and find targets on 26/11. Even today, India's military bases, nuclear power plants, and political locations can be seen on Google earth. It's a matter of national security that one Mumbai lawyer has taken it in his own hands...
  • Google Earth users can dive in the sea, fly to Mars February 3, 2009

    San Francisco: Google Inc has updated its online map of the world to add the more than two- thirds of the planet that lies underwater and provide a way to view changes to glaciers and other geography over time. The new edition of Google Earth, unveiled in San Francisco on Monday...
  • Mumbai civic body goes hi-tech this monsoon May 18, 2008

    Mumbai: The civic body BMC goes hi-tech this monsoon. There are plans to use live traffic police cameras at various junctions and Google Earth imagery for tracking water logging in the city. This monsoon the Mumbai Municipal Corporation claims to have a fool-proof plan to tackle waterlogging using Google earth,...
  • Being seen on Google Earth can get you evicted May 5, 2008

    London: It seems that gardening was not Rachel McGarie’s cup of tea, for the weeds and brambles in her garden grew so long that they could be seen from space on Google Earth. And the messy garden has resulted in Rachel’s removal from the house she lived in. Since years, McGarie’s backyard...
  • Agra man relocates lost family with Google Earth April 5, 2008

    Agra: Orphaned at seven, he ran away from home to escape the tyranny of his uncle and was taken care of by an affluent Muslim family in northern India. Now at 20, Rakesh Singh has through Google Earth traced his village near Agra and is fighting to get his property...
  • Militants used Google maps to target Israel: reports October 26, 2007

    London: Two years after former president APJ Abdul Kalam warned of the security risks posed by Google Earth, reports emerged on Friday of Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip using the controversial internet site to launch rocket attacks on Israel. A failed attack on oil facilities in Yemen in September last...
  • Google finds swastik-shaped barracks, US Navy in deep waters October 2, 2007

    New York: How much would you be willing to fork over in taxpayer dollars to disguise a structural swastika that's only visible from the sky? The controversy is all over a US Navy secret that has been outed by Google Earth. The US Navy now wants to spend more than...
  • Folk, technology used to stop RIL SEZ June 20, 2007

    Raigad: The Board of Approvals on Wednesday cleared 15 SEZs but left Mukesh Ambani's Maha-Mumbai SEZ hanging. Now it seems there is more trouble ahead for the project. Villagers in the area are using a mix of technology and red tape to keep their land. Song against SEZ isn't sweet music...
  • Google, India discuss sensitive maps June 19, 2007

    Bangalore: Google Inc, the world's largest search engine, is in talks with the Indian government on blocking access to specific maps and images that reveal sensitive locations and vital installations in the subcontinent. "Conversation is on between our legal teams and the Indian government on identifying the maps and images containing...
  • Google Earth aid for Maha farmers October 10, 2006

    Raigad district (Maharashtra): Roughly 140 kilometre from Mumbai, farmers are turning to technology to fight for their rights. Four months ago, the farmers of Pen taluka in Raigad district were told the state government was acquiring their land to help build the 25,000 acre Maha Mumbai Special Economic Zone (SEZ). That's when...