Keeping Earth up to date and looking great

Keeping Earth up to date and looking great

June 27, 2016

Keeping Earth. Three years ago we introduced a cloud-free mosaic of the world in Google Earth. Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before. But not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images and took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image.Keeping Earth Screen Shot at

Columbia Glacier, Alaska To put that in perspective. 700 trillion pixels is 7,000 times more pixels than the estimated number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Or 70 times more pixels than the estimated number of galaxies in the Universe. Keeping Earth.Keeping Earth Screen Shot at

Detroit, Michigan  To put that in perspective. 700 trillion pixels is 7,000 times more pixels than the estimated number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Or 70 times more pixels than the estimated number of galaxies in the Universe. Keeping Earth. But not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images and took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image. Keeping Earth Screen Shot at

Swiss Alps, Switzerland   Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before. But not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images and took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image.  More than 700 trillion. individual pixels—to choose the best cloud-free pixels. Keeping Earth thumb

Higher Quality Imagery We mined data from nearly a petabyte of Landsat imagery—that’s more than 700 trillion individual pixels—to choose the best cloud-free pixels.  Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before.Keeping Earth thumb

Landsat 8, which launched into orbit in 2013, is the newest sensor in the USGS/NASA Landsat Program—superior to its predecessors in many ways. Landsat 8 captures images with greater detail, truer colors, and at an unprecedented frequency—capturing twice as many images as Landsat 7 does every day. This new rendition of Earth uses the most recent data available — mostly from Landsat 8 — making it our freshest global mosaic to date. Keeping Earth Screen Shot atIn the new view of New York City, details like skyscrapers, building shadows, and baseball and softball fields in Central Park shine through.   Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before.Keeping Earth Screen Shot atToday we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before. More than 700 trillion. individual pixels—to choose the best cloud-free pixels.

Keeping Earth Screen Shot atJuly 9, 2000  Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from.  Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before.

September 20, 2003

Processing imagery with Earth Engine. But not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images. And took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image. 

 

 To produce this new imagery. We used the same publicly available. Earth Engine APIs that scientists use to do things like track global tree cover, loss, and gain; predict Malaria outbreaks; and map global surface water over a 30 year period.

Like our previous mosaic. We mined data from nearly a petabyte of Landsat imagery—that’s. More than 700 trillion. individual pixels—to choose the best cloud-free pixels. To put that in perspective. 700 trillion pixels is 7,000 times more pixels than the estimated number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Or 70 times more pixels than the estimated number of galaxies in the Universe. Keeping Earth.

Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan

Brasilia, Brazil More than 700 trillion. individual pixels—to choose the best cloud-free pixels.

Open data is good for everyone To put that in perspective. 700 trillion pixels is 7,000 times more pixels than the estimated number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Or 70 times more pixels than the estimated number of galaxies in the Universe.

Landsat program and its commitment to free and accessible open data. Landsat, a joint program of the USGS and NASA. Has observed the Earth continuously from 1972 to the present day. And offers a wealth of information on the changes to the Earth’s surface over time. And it’s all available in Earth Engine!

 

The new imagery is now available across all our mapping products. To check it out, open up Google Earth, or turn on the satellite layer in Google Maps. Keeping Earth.

Post authored by: Chris Herwig, Program Manager, Google Earth Engine. Keeping Earth earthtopomaps.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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3D trees in the western United States

3D trees in the western United States

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It’s late summer and many U.S. cities have reported record (or almost record) heat. Are you withering in warmth and longing for some shade under a tree?. Maybe you can’t easily leave for your favorite park but trees are actually closer than you think! We’re happy to announce that we’ve added 3D trees to Google Earth in three new cities: Los Angeles, Denver and Boulder.Typically, when you imagine trees in Los Angeles, you picture the commanding palm trees that line the famous Hollywood avenues or dot the gracious mansions of Beverly Hills. While Palm Trees may dominate the landscape, there are actually many other trees both native and foreign that inhabit the city, such as the California Oak, Black Walnut trees, and California Sycamore (to name a few).

You can now get a glimpse of these trees with the new 3D tree models covering the West Side, including cities like Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood, as well as parts of downtown where the financial district sits. Check out the famous Sunset Boulevard which stretches from the sea at Santa Monica to downtown. Here is where you will find Palm Trees lining glitzy movie posters and billboards that are a marquee signature of the city.

3D trees b treesThere are two species you absolutely can’t forget when talking about trees in Colorado:.  Colorado Blue Spruce and Quaking Aspen

Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

Or jump to the see more native species like the native Oak tree species in Elylsian Park adjacent to Dodgers Stadium.

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Elysian Park, Los Angeles It is also the Colorado state tree and a very common tree species seen in the Colorado Foothills.
There are two species you absolutely can’t forget when talking about trees in Colorado:.  Colorado Blue Spruce and Quaking Aspen. Both native to Colorado. Colorado Blue Spruce has a very distinct look for the pale blue of its needles. It is also the Colorado state tree and a very common tree species seen in the Colorado Foothills. Quaking Aspen got its name from fluttering leaves in the breeze. And makes up the famous golden fall foliage of Colorado. Take a walk on Cheeseman Park in Denver or a fly over Boulder and you can tell these trees by their unique colors and shapes.
D trees b treesYou can now get a glimpse of these trees with the new 3D tree models covering the West Side, including cities like Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood, as well as parts of downtown where the financial district sits. Making it feel like it’s still snowing in June (although that could happen in Colorado).3D trees b trees
Cheeseman Park, Denver

There is one other tree species in Colorado deserving a special mention – Cottonwood trees in Boulder. Every late spring, these trees cover Boulder in white cottons. Making it feel like it’s still snowing in June (although that could happen in Colorado). There are several Cottonwoods right by the Google Boulder office that create white blankets of cotton in our garage. And on sidewalks every June and July. Looking at these 3D trees on Google Earth makes me feel like sneezing all of a sudden…

D trees b treesMaybe you can’t easily leave for your favorite park but trees are actually closer than you think! We’re happy to announce that we’ve added 3D trees to Google Earth in three new cities: Los Angeles. Denver and Boulder.Typically. When you imagine trees in Los Angeles, you picture the commanding palm trees that line the famous Hollywood avenues or dot the gracious mansions of Beverly Hills. 3D trees b treesGoogle Office in Boulder, CO earthtopomaps.com

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Street View Google Map Our biggest update yet

Street View Google Map Our biggest update yet

Street View Google Map June 29, 2011

Since we launched Street View Google Map in the U.S.. in 2007 we’ve added 26 more countries and enabled you to explore images across all seven continents. Today we’re excited to share with you the latest expansion of Street View because it’s our biggest update yet. So we encourage you to look around and virtually experience them for yourself right in Google Map. earthtopomaps.com

I like wine so I’m particularly interested in seeing the new imagery around Italy’s famous Chianti region. So we encourage you to look around and virtually experience them for yourself right in Google Maps. The Street View Google Maps And other beautiful areas of Tuscany. Across the mediterranean in Spain The home of another renowned wine is available with the addition of the Rioja province. The Street View on Google Maps

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Along with the popular tourist towns of Rättvik. Leksand and Mora. So we encourage you to look around and virtually experience them for yourself right in the Google Maps. The Street View Google Maps  Along with the popular tourist towns of Rättvik. Leksand and Mora. So we encourage you to look around and virtually experience them for yourself right in Google Maps.

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Leksand, Sweden

So we encourage you to look around and virtually experience them for yourself right in Google Maps. Street View Google Maps. The southernmost tip of Africa is also now available with the addition of South Africa’s Cape Agulhas. In addition. this latest batch of street-level imagery includes higher resolution panoramic views of places throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This is great for both locals and potential visitors of these popular California destinations. Who can now see even more realistic views of landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge. earthtopomaps.com Street View on Google Map Screen shot at

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Golden Gate Bridge, California

Of course So we encourage you to look around and virtually experience them for yourself right in Google Maps. Be it for armchair travel from the comfort of your computer. Or to figure out where you might want to visit on your next vacation. So we encourage you to look around and virtually experience them for yourself right in Google Maps.

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Mapping Brazilian islands under the sea

Mapping Brazilian islands Trinta ReisMapping Brazilian islands, above ground and under the sea

Mapping Brazilian Islands March 17, 2015

But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection Mapping Brazilian Islands. While you won’t be able to come here as a tourist. Also known as “The Devil’s Hole.” this huge rock formation is a popular diving spot in Fernando de Noronha. Tourists, only permitted on the island in limited groups due to conservation efforts. These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming. Also known as “The Devil’s Hole.” this huge rock formation is a popular diving spot in Fernando de Noronha. But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection. A trip to Fernando de Noronha may begin with a stop at Cacimba do Padre. These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming.Mapping Brazilian islands Praia da Cacimba do Padre

But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection. These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming. Mapping Brazilian Islands But now you can visit them from the comfort of your couch. Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas are also sanctuaries for animals and marine wildlife precious to the regions.. These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming.Mapping Brazilian islands Baia dos Porcos

A trip to Fernando de Noronha may begin with a stop at Cacimba do Padre. But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection. A trip to Fernando de Noronha may begin with a stop at Cacimba do Padre.
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Also known as “The Devil’s Hole.” this huge rock formation is a popular diving spot in Fernando de Noronha. But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection.
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Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas are also sanctuaries for animals and marine wildlife precious to the regions. But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection. g) these dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming.Mapping Brazilian islands Trinta Reis

f)These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming. These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming.
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Dolphins Swimming through Canal da Sela Gineta

Alongside divers snapping pictures. You can swim with a large sea turtle moving with the ocean’s current. These. Dolphins. Known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming.

Mapping Brazilian islands Buraco das Cabras

Posted by Deanna Yick. Street View Program Manager. This Street View journey not only takes you across golden beaches and around towering cliffs.

Google Maps’ latest Street View imagery takes you through both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These. Dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming.

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Global Forest Bring the world’s changing forests

Global Forest Bring the world’s changing forests inside the classroom May 25, 2016

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Forests are the mighty lungs of our planet. They absorb carbon dioxide, and emit oxygen on which all people and animals on Earth rely. For the sake of our future, it is critical that all people, including the next generation, understand our global forests in order to manage them sustainably.

Today, Science in the Classroom,Dr. Matt Hansen of the University of Maryland, and Google Earth Engine are presenting Global Forest Change Explorer to help engage young people in forest conservation.

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Global Forest Change Explorer website contains maps that are available for interactive analysis as well as an accompanying activity worksheet. Explorer Tool relies on open data that is used by remote sensing and GIS professionals in their work.Global Forest pasted image

Fly to different parts of the world and compare data.
A number of years ago, Dr. Matt Hansen and a team of researchers at the University of Maryland turned to Google Earth Engine to map high-resolution global forest cover with Earth Engine’s cloud-based image processing and computing. The team mapped global forest loss and gain from 2000 to 2012 at 30-meter resolution for the entire globe. In 2013, the methods and results were published in Science Magazine and online for everyone to explore. These findings are now an important part of the website Global Forest Watch. Which gives governments and decision makers free access to the data and tools required to monitor and manage their forests. earthtopomaps.comGlobal Forest Screen Shot at

Dr. Matt Hansen presenting at the World Economic Forum
Science in the Classroom (SitC) thought this was great research to bring into the classroom and make available to anyone online. SitC packages annotated research papers with supplemental teaching materials to help pre-college.
And college students understand the structure and workings of scientific research. SitC and Google Earth Engine built the Global Forest Change Explorer to make Dr. Hansen’s data accessible to a younger audience.
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Annotations provide supplemental context to Dr. Hansen’s paper
We live in a dynamic world where the pressures of population growth increasingly impact and threaten our forests. Educators can easily flip their classrooms into science labs by combining SitC materials with Global Forest Change Explorer.

Get started with Global Forest Change Explorer today!

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Topographic Map Overlay In Google Earth – Youtube

Tutorial Google Earth Visualise Field Data in and Fusion Tables

Visualise Tutorial Google Earth and Fusion Tables.

Tutorial Google Earth Open Data Kit (ODK) is a suite of tools that allows data collection using mobile devices and data submission to an online server. even without an Internet connection or mobile carrier service at the time of data collection. You can collect data remotely without an Internet connection or mobile carrier access. Gather text, numeric data. media and more with a mobile device. Then. host your data online using Google’s powerful hosting platform. Google AppEngine. and visualise your data as a map using Google Fusion Tables and Earth created by developers at the University of Washington’s Computer Science and Engineering department and members of Change. Open Data Kit is an open-source project available to all. Please visit their ODK project page for more information. recent updates, more tutorials. and to contribute to the project.

Visualise Tutorial Google Earth and Fusion Tables.

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Visualise Tutorial Google Earth and Fusion Tables. Earth for this tutorial, we will use the data that’s been previously collected and uploaded to http://odk-tutorial.appspot.com.

This data was collected in the field using Open Data Kit. The data is stored in a Fusion Table and displayed in Google Earth.

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Prerequisites

  • No programming skills needed!
  • We strongly recommend that you have taken the prior tutorials, Mobile Data Collection using ODK Collect and Manage Your Data with ODK Aggregate. We also recommend taking Getting Started with Mobile Data Collection.
  • You will need a Google Account to log in to ODK Aggregate and view your data in Fusion Tables (get one here).
    1. Earth On the « List of Forms » page of http://odk-tutorial.appspot.com or your own ODK Aggregate instance. click « Create KML file ».
    2. Earth Several options will appear. For « Field to Map », select the field that corresponds to your form’s GPS location question. For « Title Field ». Select the field that you would like to appear at the top of your Google Earth pop-up balloons. For « Picture Field to Display ». Select the field that corresponds to your photo. Then click « Submit » and your Google Earth KML file will begin downloading. You can do so by using the « Configure Info Window » link at the top of the « Map » view.
      tutorials_odk_visualize5_google_earthEarth for this tutorial, we will use the data that’s been previously collected and uploaded to http://odk-tutorial.appspot.com.tutorials odk visualize
    3. Once the file has finished downloading, double click the file to open it in Earth. You should see placemarks for each data submission. If you click on a placemark to open the pop-up balloon. You should see a table with the data values for that submission.If you are using the Sample.xml form, here’s how your pop-up balloons will appear:tutorials_odk_visualize7_google_earthtutorials odk visualize google earthIn this exercise, we will use a sample form to demonstrate the most common kinds of data you can collect with Open Data Kit and and display with Google Fusion Tables and Google Earth. You can get the sample form on your mobile device by following the instructions in the previous tutorial, Manage Your Data with ODK Aggregate.

      Let’s Get Started!

      In the previous tutorials. you learned how to send your form submissions to our instance, or your own instance. of ODK Aggregate. To see the data you added to the form, go to http://odk-tutorial.appspot.com and log in using your Google Account.                                                                                                                          You can choose either Google Spreadsheets or Google Fusion Tables.

      Earth for this tutorial, we will use the data that’s been previously collected and uploaded to http://odk-tutorial.appspot.com. The dataset will continuously be added to as more people take this tutorial and add more data. If you upload data to this server. please note that the server has been made public so please don’t upload material you don’t want others to view. If you collected data using your own AppEngine instance in the last tutorial, feel free to follow along accordingly.

      View Your Data with Google Fusion Tables

      Earth ODK Aggregate provides an automatic link to a table that you’ve created with Google Fusion Tables. Fusion Tables allows you to upload different datasets. merge your datasets. visualise your dataset quickly and easily on a map and query your data. You can also collaborate with others on your data and set different permission levels for different users. The mapping functionality of Fusion Tables is covered in more depth in three other tutorials: Map sample data with Fusion Mapper,Map your own data with Fusion Mapper and Sharing a map from Fusion Mapper.

      1. Earth

        First, you’ll need to publish your data from ODK Aggregate to Google Fusion Tables. In the « Submissions » tab. under « Filter Submissions », select the form you wish to export. Then, hit the « Publish » button.

      2. Earth

        Select the service to which you want to create the connection. You can choose from Google Spreadsheets  an online. Collaborative spreadsheet tool; or Google Fusion Tables, a lightweight online database with built-in visualisation options. You can do so by using the « Configure Info Window » link at the top of the « Map » view.
        tutorials_odk_visualize2_google_earthYou can do so by using the « Configure Info Window » link at the top of the « Map » view.tutorials odk visualize

      3. Earth You can also view your data in Earth.

        You can choose either Spreadsheets or Fusion Tables. For this tutorial, select Fusion Tables.
      4. Earth

        Select one option from the drop-down menu to define what you want to upload:a. « Upload Existing Submission Data Only ». will only upload the existing data you already have submitted to http://odk-tutorial.appspot.com or your own ODK Aggregate instance.
        b. « Stream New Submission Data Only » if you want new only submissions to your form to be automatically entered into Fusion Tables.
        c. « BOTH Upload Existing and Stream New Submission Data » will put your existing submissions into Fusion Tables and continue automatically adding new submissions to your table.tutorials odk visualize
      5. Earth You can also view your data in Earth.

        Choose « BOTH Upload Existing & Steam New Submission Data. »

      6. Earth

        Click « Publish ».

      7. Earth

        You must authorise ODK Aggregate to create a Fusion Table within your Google Account that you can access in the future. Click « Authorise Fusion Table Creation from Google Account ».

      8. Earth

        You will see the standard message « If you grant access, you can revoke access at any time under ‘My Account’. odk-training.appspot.com will not have access to your password or any other personal information from your Google Account. » If you wish to proceed, click « Grant Access ». The connection is created and you’ll be returned to the main List of Forms page in ODK Aggregate.
      9. Fusion Tables at http://www.google.com/fusiontables and log in to view your new table. Note: only you will be able to view your data submissions in your Fusion Tables Google account. From Fusion Tables, you can grant others various levels of access to your data (learn how).

      10. Select « Map » from the « Visualize » menu. You should see your data points displayed on a Google Map. There are errors in the data, learn how to Modify your Columns. Points aren’t displaying where you expect them to display, change the « Location » setting in the « Map » view (or visit Help).tutorials_odk_visualize4_google_earthYou can choose either Google Spreadsheets or Google Fusion Tables. You can also view your data in Earth.

        Such as points, lines and polygons to better tell the story about your data. If you are using the Sample.xml form, here is how your pop-up balloons will appear by default:tutorials_odk_visualize5_google_earthYou can choose either Google Spreadsheets or Google Fusion Tables. You can also view your data in Earth.tutorials odk visualize

      TIP: If you would like to have photos appear alongside your data submissions on the map. You can do so by using the « Configure Info Window » link at the top of the « Map » view. You can also view your data in Earth.

      View Your Data in Earth

      You can also view your data in Earth. This is a good alternative to viewing your data in Fusion Tables. If you want to add more information to enhance your map. Such as points, lines and polygons to better tell the story about your data. You can also use GE to create a narrated tour to tell the story about the region for which you are collecting data. Earth for this tutorial, we will use the data.
    Earth for this tutorial, we will use the data that’s been previously collected and uploaded to http://odk-tutorial.appspot.com. Then. learn how to create a dynamic link from your Google Fusion Tables dataset to Earth.

    You can choose either Google Spreadsheets or Google Fusion Tables.
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    Tip: Once you have imported your data into Earth, you can add additional points. lines and polygons to tell a story about your field data collection results.

    You can also use GE to create a narrated tour to tell the story about the region for which you are collecting data.

     

    You can also view your data in Earth.

     

    Discussion & Feedback

    You can do so by using the « Configure Info Window » link at the top of the « Map » view. You can also view your data in Earth.

    What’s Next?

    • Go to related tutorials: Fusion Tables Tutorials
    • See the video tutorial page.
    • See all tutorials.

Visualise Field Data in Earth and Fusion Tables was originally published on Earth Topo Maps. earthtopomaps.com    You can do so by using the « Configure Info Window » link at the top of the « Map » view. You can also view your data in Earth.                  

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