Steve Von Worley writes a neat blog called Weather Sealed, where he covers a variety of art, science and other topics. Last week he posted a collection of more than 2000 KML files that show the streets in the continental United States for a variety of common names.
As he says, it’s a pretty fun collection if you’re “a first grader…or the parent thereof”. That fits me, and he’s exactly right! My first grader had a fun time looking at all of the streets in the country with her name.
Personally, I had no idea that there were 80 “Mickey” streets (KML) out there.
I’m always looking for ways to get my children interested in Google Earth. Disney World and the Santa Tracker are two great ones to use, but this new tool is another neat one to add to the bag. Sit down with your kids and see how many streets have their name.