Tour of Major Cities of the World

An ambitious project started at the Google Earth Community Forums by someone called jeffryv provides tours of placemarks of all the major cities around the world. He is systematically adding interesting details about each city (about 50 of the top 100 cities so far). You can view his post (a lengthy one) with lots of details on the cities of the world. Or, you can go straight to download his current GE File of the top 100 cities file .
Once you have brought up his ‘top 100 cities” you will see it in your Temporary Places folder. Open the folder to see how he has it organized in groups of 10 cities. You can select a folder and then select Play Tour (the button that looks like Play on your TV remote, or hit F10, or the View->Play Tour menu choice). Or, you can just double-click each city in the folder to fly to it. I think jeffryv should add links to something like the Wikipedia for each city for even more details. But, it’s a great start and a big undertaking. It’s also a nice way to learn some geography about the major cities of the world. Great job jeffryv!

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.

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