Henry Hudson 400th Anniversary in Google Earth/Maps

In honor of the 400th Anniversary of the acquisition of Manhattan by Henry Hudson, the Henry Hudson 400 Foundation has commissioned the creation of an excellent collection of interactive maps using the Google Maps API. The maps not only include a historical perspective on the times of Henry Hudson, but also include the use of the Google Earth Plugin to view 3D models of ships of the time. After just a few minutes of perusing the collection, I’m already impressed with the interface. Check out the Henry Hudson maps here . Here’s a brief glimpse:


Google was also impressed with the maps, and featured them on the Lat Long blog.

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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