Utah Geo Sightseeing in Google Earth

Devil's Slide in Google EarthIn the Google Earth imagery update of late February, Google Earth included the entire state of Utah in high resolution. Anyone who has seen pictures or visited Utah knows they have some very interesting geological formations. In mid-March the Utah Geological Survey announced the availability of “Utah Geosights ” for Google Earth. While this is a just a collection of placemarks, the placemarks are full of interesting information related to each location. Simply click on the placemark to open the descriptions. There are links to other information sources for each placemark. I think this is a good way to get introduced to some of the new high resolution imagery in Utah and to seeing some of the more interesting geological features of the state.

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.



Comments

  1. Ernst M. KoflAIR says:

    Yes, Utah has a really nice landscape with great and stunning views. But in the moment, (in Google Earth) nothing compares to Switzerland with its HiRes mesh of 10m/30ft. Had Utah also such a hires mesh, sightseeing there would be incomparable more fun. I hope Google soon gets more exact height data than their current set.

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