Kite photos of Petite Tabac

Back in November, the first batch of Frank’s aerial photographs (taken via kite) arrived in Google Earth. Part of his goal with the Tahina Expedition was to capture and share a wide variety of data for Google Earth, and this was a good start. Not much later, his journey became a part of the Ocean Layer in Google Earth.
Now he’s taken some beautiful images of Petite Tabac, an island featured in the first “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie (when Elizabeth burned Jack’s rum), located near the Tobago Cays in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Petite Tabac

He’s hoping the imagery will show up in Google Earth soon, but in the meantime you can download a KML of it which is a Superoverlay of the imagery. In addition to that, he’s created a Photosynth of the images (Microsoft Silverlight required). Photosynth is a tool from Microsoft that lets you browse pictures in a 3D environment. We first mentioned it back in 2006, and it was recently featured on here as a tool to view recent imagery from Haiti.
You can read more about this on the Tahina Expedition blog.

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.



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