Track of Escaped Convict in High Speed Chase in Google Earth

Escaped Convict Chase in Google EarthSydney Morning Herald‘s Stephen Hutcheon used the easy-to-use Quikmaps to create a map of a convict’s drammatic high speed escape attempt (he was recaptured) in his article last week: “Sydney prison escapee rams police“. GoogleMapsMania highlighted the story today and laments: “Why don’t more news organizations do this sort of thing?“. I agree! And, knowing the Quikmaps also supports KML files, here is the same map which you can view in Google Earth. The only problem is that the placemarks are colored “black” and its hard to see them against the dark aerial photos in this portion of Sydney, Australia.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.

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