50 years since the March on Washington

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, so I thought it’d be a good opportunity to look at various MLK-related items we’ve seen in Google Earth over the years.

First, we have this excellent auto-playing Google Map tour of Dr. King’s life created by Virender Ajmani.

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Next we have this collection of sites posted by ‘Zardoz50′ in the Google Earth Community. It’s a relatively small collection of placemarks, but they’re quite useful with the addition of 3D Imagery in the area.

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Lastly we have Peter Olsen’s 3D sculpture of the Martin Luther National Memorial in Washington, D.C. ┬áIt’s an amazing model, and includes some measurement inaccuracies that most of us would have missed.

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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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