Everything You Wanted to Know About Thailand

This is an example of using Placemarks very effectively to show a variety of different types of locations. Someone named “Toko” at the Google Earth Community Forums has been posting an evolving collection of hundreds of placemarks showing the roads, hotels, restaurants, airports, parks, and other points of interests in the country of Thailand. You can download it here .
Over 6000 people have downloaded what is now up to version 6.5 of his placemarks. He takes feedback from people who point out missing or incorrect placemarks, and updates accordingly. Many of the placemarks have detailed descriptions including photos and links to web sites. He has also linked to over 50 webcams (mostly in Bangkok). Some of the web cams even allow remote control for 30 seconds or so. An amazing collection Toko…great job!
(Interestingly, Toko had added placemarks related to the miitary, but recently removed it. Maybe Stefan should write about this as yet another example of intelligence paranoia.)

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Thank you for wrote about my Placemarks.
    It was a topic on newspaper last month about GE and nation security so i better remove it.

  2. Yes I agree that TOKO is doing a very good job on this GE placemarks veryx2 great!

  3. Thank you so much.I’m live in Thailand and I love google earth too!

  4. How do I turn Toko’s placemarks on and off?

  5. Mark Spalding says:

    I have tried without any luck to get cam to open.
    Installed SVClientSDK and cams still will not connect or open.
    I have Xp version CPU.
    Any help?
    http://www.gvd-tech.com/camera/traffic (#number).
    Mark / nnn0awh@navymars.org

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