Here’s a couple of notes from my twitter feed (follow my twitter) with further elaboration:
Tweet1: Found location of Street View bike trail in Monterey, CA..
Explanation: The USA Today published a story about how Google is now taking Street View photos of bike trails and paths with the Google Trike. The article indicated only one bike path has been mapped so far. So, I went hunting in Google Earth and found the trail. Here is the location:
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I’m a little disappointed because much of the bike trail is along a road which also has Street View. So, you don’t get a very unique experience for much of the trail. But, maybe this isn’t the only trail. The Google Trike is actually a 3-wheeled vehicle of substantial size. I don’t think they’ll be taking it on the more rugged mountain bike trails.
Tweet2: Finally released my Google Earth file & photos of Arizona vacation.
Explanation: About a month ago I went on a vacation to Arizona. This was the last chance for a big backpacking trip with my buddies before leaving on the five year sailing circumnavigation – the Tahina Expedition. You can view a Google Earth travelogue of the trip including GPS tracks, photos, and placemarks and a description of the trip in this post.