Tuesday, September 13, 2011

World Heritage Sites on Google Maps

UNESCOplaces.org is a nice Google Map exploring the 911 UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the world.

It is possible to filter the locations shown on the map by 'cultural' and 'natural' World Heritage Sites. It is also possible to browse the sites in a number of categories via the drop-down menu.

If you select a World Heritage Site from its map marker you can click through to view photographs, details about the site and view other sites nearby.



Javier de la Torre said...

Thanks for the post. If you want to know more about the software behind it, which happens to be Open Source, we are giving a talk at FOSS4G tomorrow in Denver.


Ian McLovin said...

Maps like this can help people recognize, learn and appreciate places that are truly treasured and historical. This can also help people in familiarizing and identifying the different cultures in countries around the world.