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Strange pattern in Egyptian desert puzzles Google Earth viewers

Strange pattern in Egyptian desert puzzles Google Earth viewers

EL GOUNA, Egypt, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Strange pattern seen in Egyptian desert is an environmental art installation.
Brooks Hays
Google offers bird's-eye view of global deforestation

Google offers bird's-eye view of global deforestation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- New Google-powered website Global Forest Watch allows users to watch and track deforestation all over the world.
Brooks Hays
Google makes climate data more accessible with new Google Earth tools

Google makes climate data more accessible with new Google Earth tools

LONDON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Researchers in the UK have embedded climate data onto the Google Earth platform, allowing users to visualize changes in weather and temperature over time.
Brooks Hays
Researchers put global temperature records in Google Earth interface

Researchers put global temperature records in Google Earth interface

NORWICH, England, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Climate researchers at Britain's University of East Anglia announced they've made the world's temperature records available via Google Earth.
Google Earth helps researchers estimate fishing rates

Google Earth helps researchers estimate fishing rates

Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Large fish traps along the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than they're officially reporting, according to a study that used Google Earth's satellite images to estimate fish catches.
Ananth Baliga

Satellite images of Persian Gulf suggest underreported fish catches

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Canadian researchers say Google Earth images of fish traps in the Persian Gulf suggest fish catches six times greater than what's being officially reported.
Google street view images help analyze earthquake damage

Google street view images help analyze earthquake damage

COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Images of buildings damaged in an earthquake in Italy -- including Google online street view scans -- suggest a survey tool for future temblors, scientists say.

Google loses Street View snooping case appeal

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court refused to toss a wiretapping lawsuit against Google Inc. for collecting people's personal data while taking pictures for Street View.
Study: Tornadoes seek high ground, do more damage going uphill

Study: Tornadoes seek high ground, do more damage going uphill

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A study of the effect of terrain elevation changes on a tornado's path shows tornadoes cause more damage going uphill than downhill, U.S. researchers say.

Commentary: Online jihad

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The Syrian civil war has seen the re-emergence of al-Qaida as a revolutionary movement. Terrorism and the Internet are part of its weapons system.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Google takes its Street View feature to the lanes of Venice in Italy

Google takes its Street View feature to the lanes of Venice in Italy

VENICE, Italy, July 17 (UPI) -- Google says the Street View feature of its mapping service that allows users to virtually visit a destination, is coming to Venice, Italy.
Online climate 'game' can help address greenhouse gas sources

Online climate 'game' can help address greenhouse gas sources

PHOENIX, May 14 (UPI) -- An online "game" could engage citizen scientists to help improve knowledge of the sources of greenhouse gases, Arizona State University scientists say.
Study: Smartphone data could cut crashes

Study: Smartphone data could cut crashes

BEER-SHEVA, Israel, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Data from smartphone traffic apps can help prevent traffic crashes by helping deploy police resources at the most accident-prone areas, Israeli researchers say.

Deputies use Google Earth to find suspect

PACE, Fla., March 30 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said an investigator used Google Earth to find a suspect in the illegal dumping of a 1-ton boat.
Google glitch mislabels Nevada town

Google glitch mislabels Nevada town

HENDERSON, Nev., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Officials and locals in Henderson, Nev., said a Google Maps error incorrectly identifies the area where their town should be as "Rochester."
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