Finding the world’s best, worst, biggest, oldest and most dangerous places

George at MyReadingMapped has been a busy guy.  He’s posted maps to help lay out the Trayvon Martin murder case, a huge collection of sunken ships, the “parting of the Red Sea” and many others.

He’s back now with a collection of “The World’s Best, Worst, Biggest, Oldest, Most Dangerous in Google Maps“, which is broken down into a variety of different categories.

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The World’s Best Zoos | Map | KML
This documentary, in the form of a Google Map, enables you to zoom in on the top zoological parks in the world, that can also be seen in Google Map, as determined by the leading publisher’s on the subject.

The World’s Best Botanical Gardens | Map | KML
This documentary, in the form of a Google Map, enables you to zoom in close on the world’s best botanical gardens as determined when I combined National Geographic’s Top 10 Gardens with The Telegraph’s The world’s 50 most beautiful gardens: Asia, Africa, Australasia, and the Americas.

The World’s Largest Sports Stadiums | Map | KML
This documentary, in the form of a Google Map, enables you to zoom in on the top twenty biggest sports stadiums in the world. You might think the biggest sports stadium is the home of a NFL football team or a FIFA soccer team. But you would be wrong. The biggest stadium in the world by capacity, at 150,000, is the home of the Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance Arirang and the parade/shows celebrating Kim II-sung and North Korea.

The Longest Suspension Bridges | Map | KML
This interactive map has 10 of the largest suspension bridges ever built and you can zoom in on the gaps these bridges span in order to get a better idea of just how big they are.

The Great Libraries of Knowledge | Map | KML
In this documentary, in the form of a Google Map, you gain access to the greatest, and/or largest, library collections of all time via the online links in this map, and you get to zoom in close on some of the best library architecture available in Google Map.

The State with the Most Superfund Sites | Map | KML
This documentary, in the form of a Google Map, tracks the toxic Superfund history of one of the 13 original colonies on its path to becoming the 7th leading U.S. state in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The Biggest Mines | Map | KML
With so many predicting the crash of the U.S. dollar in the coming months, and the rush to acquire commodities in exchange for fiat dollars, this documentary in the form of a Google Map, enables you to zoom in close on some of the largest and most productive gold, silver and diamond mines in existence.

The Oldest Lighthouses | Map | KML
This documentary, in the form of a Google Map, enables you to zoom in on some of the oldest lighthouses in existence.

The Best Roller Coasters | Map | KML
With this documentary, in the form of a Google Map, you can zoom in on over 225 of the tallest, fastest, longest, steepest, and best polled Roller Coasters in the world, in order to check out all the dips, inclines and curves, that scare the heck out of me.

5 Dangerous places you should only visit in Google Earth
I realized that there are some places on Earth most of us would never want to visit but find interesting enough to look up in Google Earth. Places were few men have ever gone or succeeded in getting there. So, here are 5 dangerous places you should only visit in Google Earth.

For more, check out the full list on the MyReadingMapped site.

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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