Afghanistan News Overview in Google Earth

As part of a news feature called “Crossroads Afghanistan” CBCNews.Ca has created an excellent Google Earth tour which describes the situation in Afghanistan. The GE tour is narrated by a news commentator and has nice photo overlays to illustrate points, and zooms in to the different areas of the country while describing conditions there. The tour is embedded in their web site using the Google gadget for embedding tours with the GE plugin – watch it here (you may need to scroll down the page a bit). It’s well done and well worth watching (I learned several things I didn’t know about Afghanistan). via tweet by @googleearth

Screenshot of Afghanistan news tour in Google Earth

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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. I’m struggling with the fade in/out effect used in this Tour for photos (looks like screen overlays). The few tours I’ve seen that use this technique are all embedded in the plug-in so I can’t see the code. Are there are tours or bits of code available to help?

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