The Google team has compiled a series of Landsat images to show significant changes on Earth over time - Dubai, Columbia Glacier retreat, Las Vegas growth, Amazon deforestation, and more. Very cool!
This article from the Atlantic Monthly interviews Michael Jones, head of mapping at Google. An interesting read!
An interesting article / research study that used Google Earth imagery to find sites that were used for food production within the city.
To read the article: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/01/08/168895084/finding-chicago-s-hidden-farms
Check out this webinar put on by Google introducing it's Google Earth Builder - a cloud-based mapping platform.
"It is designed for organizations that own, license or manage large amounts of geospatial data. The product is particularly well-suited for those needing to get data out of the GIS department and into the hands of employees, customers, constituents and the public at large. Take this opportunity to explore Google Earth Builder with the product team."