13 de Septiembre 2006
US National Parks Layer in Google Earth
[UPDATE: this layer moved to the "Parks and Recreation" layer in December.]
One of the big parts of the new layers update just discovered is the new US National Parks layer. You find this under the
"Featured Content" "Parks and Recreation" layer in Google Earth as of today. You need to zoom down lower to one of the parks to see all of the information. The new layer not only shows the locations of National Parks all over the US, but also contains sublayers with park information and boundary information. Even more interesting is the "Trails" layer. Check out Yosemite and you see hiking trails all over the place including the trail up to the top of Half Dome. If you go to Denali National Park in Alaska they even have the preferred routes up Denali (also known as Mt. McKinley). Before climbers get too excited, I tried some mountains I've climbed and the trails to the ascent were there, but not the routes to the top (for example, Long's Peak in Colorado). However, for planning a trip to a national park, this trail data is awsome!
According to Google's brief press release on these new layers there are over 10,000 miles of trails in the 58 National Parks listed. I highly recommend you turn on the entire US National Park layer (and sublayers) and check it out.
Enviado por FrankTaylor at 13 de Septiembre 2006 a las 12:57 PM
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