Midway Atoll in Google Earth

It was the location one of the missions that Louis Zamperini flew in World War II, and it’s one of the most remote locations ever captured by Street View: Midway Atoll.

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With a population of around 60 people and the nearest town more than 1100 miles away, Midway really is in the middle of the ocean between Asia and North America.  The folks at Google Sightseeing took a close look at the island and found some interesting imagery.

For example, Midway Atoll is a protected wildlife refuge and an important stopover for seabirds crossing the Pacific.  As a result, you can find birds in virtually every outdoor image.

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I encourage you to read the full write-up at Google Sightseeing and grab their KML file to quickly find all of the locations mentioned in the article.

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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