Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Geotourism on Google Maps

Crown of the Continent

The Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council is a regional network of communities and government agencies working together in the region that includes and surrounds Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park in southwestern Alberta, southeastern British Columbia, and northwestern Montana.

The purpose of the project is to promote geotourism, or tourism that helps protect wild places. Central to the Crown of the Continent website is a custom National Geographic map that is delivered through the Google Maps API and a large number of other Google Maps promoting the region.

There are separate Google Maps for, Campgrounds, Communities, Eating and Drinking Establishments, Festivals, Events and Farmers Markets, Gallery and Performing Arts, Historical Sites and Museums, Lakes and Rivers, Lodging, Park and Wilderness, Scenic Drives, Trails and Hikes, Unique Shopping, Visitor Centers and Web Cams.

All in all I would say this is a pretty essential site for anyone planning to visit the Crown of the Continent region.

Via: Mapperz

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