Where the streets have your name

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.

Mickey Streets

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.

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. Hey, there is a new update in Google Earth, the first one in 2010.
    Look at Pargny-sur-Saulx, France in both Google Earth and Google Maps.
    I’m looking for more information.

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