Geotagged Photos from X PRIZE Cup, GPS Track too

X PRIZE Cup Photos and GPS in Google EarthAs promised, I’ve uploaded a bunch of photos of the events at the Wirefly X PRIZE Cup 2006 which I attended last week. Google was a sponsor and had a booth showing off Google Earth. With some help from Googlers there, I took some aerial photos and we put them up on Google Earth on the same day. This event had rocket launches, jets, telescopes, famous astronauts, Anousheh Ansari (first woman space tourist who just went to the International Space Station), and much more.
You have two options for viewing the photos. First, by visiting my Picasa web album here. Or, you can download this KMZ file (725 KBytes) which shows the photos geotagged to their location at the show. I highly recommend you load this aerial photo in Google Earth which was taken on the same day (right after the show ended), to give you some perspective on the exhibits. Note that the aerial photo may take a while to load and you need to zoom in to see all the detail.
I geotagged the photos using Picasa 2.5 and Google Earth. After geotagging the photos I chose the “Tools -> Export to Google Earth” option in Picasa to create this file. If you double click on the placemarks for each photo, I’ve tried to position the view so it is more meaningful (assuming you’ve loaded the aerial photo above).
On the first day of the event, I had my GPS turned on as I walked around the exhibits. You can view the resulting GPS track here . Once again, make sure you have the aerial photo from the link above to get an idea of where I went. You can tell I spent a lot of time visiting the Google booth (in the big tent).

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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