Santa’s Route in Google Earth

Santa Route in Google EarthA website called Travel by GPS has a web page dedicated to Tracking Santa. One of the cool things they have done is mapped out Santa’s route showing how he passes over 529 cities from midnight to midnight in one contiguous path.
So, get in the Christmas spirit and download Santa’s Route in Google Earth. You can click on the “Points” folder after it downloads and click on “Play Tour” to fly the entire path if you want (warning, this might take a while unless you have Santa Magic).

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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  1. Very cool! I intend to be glued to the computer tomorrow night. When Santa starts getting close to my neck of the woods, it’s time to send the kiddies to bed 😉
    Santa, please come early!

  2. Growing up a nerd was tough for me, but my kids will know to the nano-second when Santa is going to arrive.

  3. This will be so cool. My twin sister and I are looking forward to sparking an interest in our younger sister Amelia. ( age 7)
    (our age 14)

  4. I think This is so cool. My little sister is going to enjoy this SOOOOOOO much, she talks about tracking down anta alot this time of year!

  5. dear santa i hope u come soon. and could u bring me a big big big bucket of dinosaurs? ill be going to bed at 700 o clock have a safe trip santa

  6. sarah abd Andrew says:

    Dear santa, I wanted a Lego Star Wars Ship. From Sarah: Dear Santa, I am glad I got to travel the world with you on the computer, I set out three cookies and a glass of milk for you myself. I learned on a movie that christmas is not about gettung presents but about the person who gave them to you and how much they love you. Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas Santa! Love Sarah and Andrew

  7. Matt and Nick says:

    Santa i was extra good at church today
    please come soon
    Nick and Matthew

  8. Dear Santa, My little couin would like a dolly and my little sister wants American Girl doll stuff I for one would like anything. I know that the real reason for Christmas is to give gifts from the heart. You rock!

  9. samantha morrison says:

    Dear Santa Clause,
    I don’t mean to put pressure on you during your busiest time of year, but I am a only child and I need someone to talk to, someone to tell my feelings to, and I think that is you Santa. What I am about to tell you might shock you, but I think I can tell you anything,here it goes. I move alot which means I change schools all the time which is really hard and even more hard when your in middle school like I am. My parents do drugs and drink and fight I get scared a lot. The only time of the year that they don’t do that is on christmas. Please Santa make this the best christmas ever.
    I am moving back to Bladen county so don’t forget me this year.
    Your Friend,
    Samantha Morrison

  10. hi santa have a safe jouney around the world come quick because i want to unwrap them and see what i got you rule the world.
    charley xxx

  11. My little girl is called Pixie and is officially one of Santas helpers. When she is not helping santa, she tells me that she is one of gods angels, (and therefore does not have to tidy her room!!) She and her little sister Harli are so excited that they r running around the walls. I feel a late night and an early morning…..yawn. Hey, its Christmas…and I think that Im probably more excited than they are.
    Signed, Big Kid, Lisa x

  12. Please go to all of the other nedy kids before me:)

  13. Breanna and Aidan says:

    Dear Santa,
    We are going to give you lots of cookies. We want you to have a great Christmas. I love you.
    Breanna and Aidan

  14. dear santa,
    every year i am excited for this time and i usally get every thing i want i hope i do this year.
    love shannon

  15. have i been good or bad?

  16. Sarah and Lewis says:

    Dear Santa,
    Lewis would like an electric Drum kit and some new shin pads but please make the rest a suprise! Thankyou love Lewis.
    Dear Santa,
    This year Sarah would like an iPod Touch, a Digital Camera and Laptop. I would also like some things from the Smiggle shop and a Pandora braclate. Please lets the rest be a suprise. Thankyou. from Sarah.

  17. I hope Santa has a safe trip and he remembers I have been a good boy. Rudolf eat plenty of carrots. I hope you are coming to night.
    I would like to have a Lego Police City, if possible.
    Love Charlie xxx

  18. Byron Lumsden says:

    Hi ST Nicolas
    I don’t want the dog an I to open our presents before Xmas, so please come quickly because tempation is taking the better of us! I don’t mean to put any pressure on you but we are really desperate
    from Byron Lumsden and Meg the dog

  19. Dear Santa,
    I can’t wait to wake up tomorrow morning and see all my pressies. I have been good at times, sorry 🙁 I am leaving out milk and biscuits for you.
    Safe flying and don’t drink too much alcohol.
    Love Erin xxxxxxx

  20. Safe jurney santa! I hope yoy get here on time with the rain deer. going to bed now. dont forget to bring my present. slan=bye. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

  21. Dear Santa, For Christmas I Would Like A Bike with pink wheels, A Barbie with brown hair, A Brat Doll which there feet stays on, A Teddy Bear that is pretty, A Pink Nintendo Ds , A Nintendo Wii but i want a blue one, A xBox 360 with 4 controllers, A Ps3 with 12 games inculeded, A Skate Board with changeable wheels, Some Dvds, Chocolate (only milk), A Dog, A Pet Lion Or A Tiger (im not really that fussy to be honest)
    Cheers Mate 🙂

  22. orna and jack says:

    this is cool i cant wait until 2morrow i am stuck to the computer we keep on sending letters waiting 4 santa 2 reply i hope he brings us what we want merry x mas

  23. Ben mccalluum says:

    Santa, I can’t just imagine who my life would be without you

  24. Dear Santa,I would really like a Ipod Touch for Christmas this year.Also I would like a Justice straitner and blowdryer.If you bring me those 3 things I will be happy and greatful. Sincerely your pal,
    Madison Gaskin

  25. Hi Santa,
    I really don’t want any presents this year. I would really appreciate it if you could give my presents to someone who has been good this year and does not have much. Please, if possible, bring home all the soldiers overseas so they can spend Christmas with their families.
    Have a safe flight, cookies and hot chocolate are waiting for you and carrots and sugar for the reindeer. Love to you, Mrs. Claus, and everyone at the north pole have a great Christmas.

    • Hi Heidi I was just telling Santa that for 2015 to go to my house last and give the poor kids their presents first.

  26. Dear Santa, I would like it if you came to my house last this Christmas year. 2015 because a lot of kids don’t get toys and all like India places where the kids are and have no money.
    Love you,
    Robyn oh and I’m trying to be a good girl hopefully I’m not on the bad list.
    Have a great Christmas

  27. You know what guys on google it says that Santa is real. But my parents say that he isn’t that it is just your family putting the presents under the tree. So I don’t know who to believe. Who believes that Santa is real.

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