17 de Mayo 2006
Accomodation Planning for Norway in Google Earth
It is amazing to me that the travel industry has not embraced using Google Earth to a larger extent. So far, for GE we have seen one big global hotel listing (Earthbooker), one air fare locator, and a bed and breakfast guide. If you are going to Norway, there is an excellent resource called Reiselivsbasen with links to more than 4000 lodgings in Norway. Unfortunately, Norway has limited high resolution satellite photos, but even so it is still beautiful to look at in GE. This travel tool not only supports Google Earth, but also allows you to get location information and download it for use in your GPS so you'll be ready when you arrive. Reiselivsbasen is definitely worth reviewing if your planning a trip to Norway, or if you are looking for ways to use Google Earth and GPS for your travel site.
Here's a sample of hotel listings with pictures in the placemarks. Each hotel listing can have photos, acommodation information, directions, mapped location, a Google Earth link, contact information, payment options, and more. You can also create your own map of places for use with a GPS (go here for instructions), it supports export to TomTom, GPX, and KMZ. Also provided is a Google Earth network link called GE LiveLookup which lets you look at places in Norway and it will automatically find the 30 nearest accomodations (including camping, hotels, bed and breakfastes, etc.). Thanks to the author Arnulf for contacting me. Great work!
Enviado por FrankTaylor at 17 de Mayo 2006 a las 06:47 AM
Enviado por: Robert at 6 de Junio 2006 a las 06:33 PM
Enviado por: Arnulf Sortland at 12 de Junio 2006 a las 11:20 PM
Enviado por: judy peak at 24 de Diciembre 2006 a las 09:13 PM
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