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17 de Septiembre 2005

500 National Geographic Africa Flyover Images, plus Articles and Movies

National Geographic Megaflyover in Google Earth[EDIT Dec-2005: After you read this article, go to categorized african animals you can see in Google Earth]

Google just yesterday made a major addition to their database layers with National Geographic Information about Africa. The layer was automatically turned on for my copy of GE Plus. If yours isn't on, simply find and click on the "National Geographic Magazine" layer in the Layers pane on the left in GE.

As you zoom over Africa you will see the yellow National Geographic logos appear over different regions. If you click on these symbols you will see a photo, title, brief description, and a link to a National Geographic excerpt or entire story. These marks are georeferenced to what the article was written about of course.

Even more significant, you will see lots of red "x"-like symbols (actually a little airplane) which mark National Geographics' "Africa Megaflyover" images which have been overlayed to where they were taken (you may have to zoom WAY in to see some of these). You will find photos of herds of animals, dunes, remote primitive villages, hippos, and much more. How much more? According to an article at Google's Blog there are 500 of National Geographics Mike Fay's database of 92,000 flyover images. We can only hope he will add to this very cool collection of images.

Finally, there are also links to multimedia presentations (videos and flash) showing the "sights and sounds" of Africa in various locations.

This is a very significant update to the GE database that shows the amazing power of this interface for showing georeferenced information for both visual and intellectual significance.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 17 de Septiembre 2005 a las 08:03 AM

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    me gusta todo lo que muestran en sus paginas sobre la tierra, sobre todo los videos de la selva salvaje, con sus tribus, animales salvajes, las costumbres, los rituales, su forma de vida, etc. a veces lo veo por cable, pero no siempre desde que comienza, por eso me pierdo cosas importantes, como lo que vi de los hombres llamados cocodrilos por los cortes que se practican en la piel, para simular la piel del cocodrilo, costumbre ancestral, que practican tambien a los jovenes varones. quisiera tener la posibilidad de conocer un poco mas su estilo de vida.

    Enviado por: EVA GONZALEZ at 24 de Abril 2009 a las 06:46 PM

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