Google Earth and Santa Claus

During 2005 and 2006, Google Earth was used by Google to help track Santa as he delivered presents around the world. This year, Google will be tracking Santa again in Google Earth. And, there is some other content for Santa you can view in Google Earth right now:

  • Santa Tracker for Christmas in 3D in Google Earth

    Official Santa Tracker – This year Google officially teamed up with Norad (the US North American Air Defense Command), which has been tracking Santa on their radar system for many years, to officially provide tracking for Santa in Google Earth. Here is the NORAD Google Earth Santa Tracker network link (this is the English version folllow the NORAD link below for other languages). You should also visit the www.NORADSanta.org web site to see some games and other information related to the tracking system (and choose alternate languages).

  • Santa Route in Google Earth

    Santa’s Route – You can check out Santa’s route right now in Google Earth based on information from Travel by GPS. Click on the “Points” folder and select “Tools->Play Tour” from the GE menu to see a really cool flying tour of the route. Pretend you are Santa! You can E-mail Travel by GPS a placemark from Google Earth for the location of your house, and they will add your house to the route. Click here for more information.

  • Santa from SpaceSanta Picture in Google EarthIn 2005, one of the Google Earth Community members called ‘ear1grey’ posted an amazing discovery. He found a huge picture (36 miles tall) of Santa. He made a nifty Google Earth file for kids so they could go find the Santa by following the red nose of Rudolf the reindeer. Download this file and then turn on the “Little world” in your “Temporary Places“. Look in the nose of Rudolf for Santa.

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. And his possible houses location : http://www.geo-trotter.com/cat-pere-noel.php

  2. Jose Goncalves says:

    Lot’s of articles been add in the wikipedia Layer.
    My town (Braga in Portugal) is now full of violet balls

  3. Just to let you know NORAD is not a US exclusive organization it is a JOINT effort between Canada and the States. It employees both Canadian & American service personel.

  4. hi santa i wonder if steve the elf is doing good this year because last year he answered my question so im just chiking in on him get back to me soon.
    love, jason way

  5. Savannah Myles says:

    hi santa i wonder if i have been good this year. lots of love Savannah Myles xXx

  6. NORAD Google Earth Santa Tracker is the best thing ever!!!!!!!!

  7. Dear santa please send me a doggie for christmas a cute bull dog or something not girl lookin like my mom likes thank you sean

  8. this is pretty cool!!!

  9. hi santa can u get me a electric scooter please from shannon

  10. have i been good santa

  11. hi santa i would really like a dollie or a stuffed animal

  12. Dillon has bee a great little boy. He is four years old and loves Power Rangers, He hopes you bring him a DS and some games. He wants a red one and also wants ower Rangers
    Have a safe and happy trip.
    Love Dillon

  13. SANTA IS YOUR PARENTS STUPID CHILDREN
    IF HE WAS REAL HE WOULD HAVE BROUGHT ME ANOTHER BABYALIVE HE IS NOT REAL

  14. SANTA IS YOUR PARENTS STUPID CHILDREN
    IF HE WAS REAL HE WOULD HAVE BROUGHT ME ANOTHER BABYALIVE HE IS NOT REAL

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