Earth program, which allows you to explore
our planet from your PC, and the on line maps.Google.com
site have become quite popular both for their
standard features and for the enhancements that
allow members of the public to expand on their
capabilities and share them with others.
lists files used with Google
Earth that can provide location highlighting,
dynamic updates, and animations. Examples include:
Seismic Monitor - Display of real-time, worldwide
Blue Marble Animation - "showing complete
view of the Earth for every month of the year"
Vinci Code Tour - provides a multimedia tour
of "real-life locations of note described
in a little-known, obscure book/movie called 'the
Da Vinci Code'".
allows you to create a map with highlighted locations,
photo links, and drawn overlays and then share
it with friends and the general public. Examples
Earth as Art - Jonahthan Perkins
Japan in 28 Days - Nicolas Hamatak
Guide: Kauai, Hawaii
Here is an independent
tool for building a map
and photo album combo created by Scott Carmichael.