Monday, December 21, 2009

Around the World with Google Maps

The Tahina Expedition

Frank Taylor, of the Google Earth Blog, is currently sailing around the world on his boat Tahina. His website The Tahina Expedition, as you might expect from a renowned geo-blogger, features a great Google Map of his journey.

The Tahina map shows Frank's planned route, his current position, his Tweeted positions, geo-tagged blog posts and trip logs. The map also includes the option to view the route via the Google Earth browser plug-in.

Frank's blog also includes some great photographs and videos of his journey, 360 degree panoramas and underwater videos taken with a VideoRay ROV (Remote operated vehicle). Whilst on his journey Frank is also taking pictures using a kite aerial photography rig. Some of this imagery has already found its way onto Google Earth and Google Maps.

If you want to take a look at these amazing close-ups on Google Maps then click here.

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