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26 de Mayo 2006

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Points of Interest in Google Earth

Rio de Janeiroin Google EarthHere is another collection of placemarks showing many of the points of interests in a popular city. This time we have Rio de Janeiro in Brazil with over 1000 placemarks (in portuguese). The collection also contains polygons showing the borders of districts (counties?) in the area. Each district has a placemark showing its approximate population. It is being maintained by a 'muxaxo_rj', who for some reason has put his E-mail address as a link in most of the placemarks. There have been contributions from many other brazilians in the thread. There are a number of web cam placemarks in the area as well. I really like web cam placemarks where you can compare the GE views to the real-life current web cam shots.

If you're going to visit Rio, you really can't miss seeing the famous Christ the Redeemer statue up in the mountains. So, here is a 3D model of the statue posted by 'wribeiro'. Of course, you can also turn on the Google Earth Community layers in GE and see even more points of interest.

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Enviado por FrankTaylor at 26 de Mayo 2006 a las 09:02 AM

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    Excelent post, i live 21 years at Rio de Janeiro, and have never seen my city like this..

    its awesome...

    at my blog, have information about the "every day", of Rio... with some photos...

    please check it out..

    Enviado por: victor xavier at 26 de Mayo 2006 a las 08:05 PM

    Just an explanation of what is written above:

    "The collection also contains polygons showing the borders of districts (counties?) in the area."

    These "districts" are more like neighborhoods than counties. Comparing to New York city, these neighborhoods in Rio are equal to their Boroughs. This comparision is a little out of scale, since Rio's boroughs are just a quarter of the New Yorker's boroughs size.

    If you get yourself in Rio, you may follow what I'm talking about.

    Have a great, people.

    Enviado por: Michel at 17 de Agosto 2006 a las 09:25 AM

    Good for rio de janeiro and good for all!

    Enviado por: rio de janeiro brazil rental at 17 de Diciembre 2006 a las 02:23 PM

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