Follow the Olympic Torch Relay in Google Earth and Maps

Olympic Torch Relay in Google EarthGoogle has announced the 2008 Global Torch Relay maps they have developed to help everyone follow the Olympic Torch as it makes its way around the world on its way to Beijing, China for the opening of the Olympics in August. You can visit their web site at http://maps.google.com/torchrelay where you get a special Google Maps mashup which shows the current position of the torch, and “slider” buttons that let you go to each city/location the torch visits. Or, better yet, you can load the 2008 Torch Relay network link in Google Earth and get a much more dynamic view of the location (including 3D terrain, 3D buildings, Panoramio photos of the cities, etc., etc.). Double click on the “2008 Torch Relay” network link to be flown to the current city (today it is Istanbul). Open the city placemark to see information on the city. Click on the Previous City or Next City links to see where the torch goes. The date the torch is in each city is shown in the title of the placemark.

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  1. It would be cool to be able to embed a google earth widget in a website showing the torches progress

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