Saturday, August 22, 2009

Afghanistan on Google Maps

Google Earth Tour of Afghanistan

CBCNews.ca have created an informative Google Earth tour of Afghanistan. The narrated tour provides an interesting overview of the country's geography, history and the current situation.

The tour includes photo overlays and some informative background, particularly about Kabul, Herat, Helmand and Kandahar. To watch the tour you have to have downloaded the Google Earth browser plugin.

Via: Google Earth Blog

2009 Afghanistan Presidential Election

Geocommons have updated their Afghanistan presidential elections map to include the early and unverified partial results of the 2009 election.

The map also contains layers to explore the demographics of the Pashtun and Tajik populations, view threat assessments by province, view the 2009 polling locations and view locations of election day violence.

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