Take a virtual helicopter tour with the Google Earth Plug-in

This is a very creative and polished use of the Google Earth Plug-in. Visit this site and take a helicopter tour over Charmonix and Mont Blanc. (via Google Maps Mania)
They run everything through the Google Earth Plug-in, and they’ve done a great job with it. They have some controls in the lower-left corner to change your view, there’s some instruments to help simulate the inside of a helicopter, and there’s an embedded Google Map in the lower-right corner to show where you are (with a track of where you’ve been).
Check out the video below for a brief sample, then go try it yourself!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



Comments

  1. You mean Chamonix :)But anyway, it’s a great tool!

  2. I noticed some new imagery in Warsaw, Poland. Anyone else?

  3. Fantastic tool!
    But if you wanna see it real, pls visit my site:
    http://www.climbbigmountains.com/mont-blanc-climb
    I hope you like it!
    By the way, your AntiS. question is working only with Capitals?

  4. Now thats really cool!

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