An excellent collection of marine-related Google Earth files is provided by a French software company called Magic Instinct Software. A Peio Elissalde sent me an E-mail about it a while back. He has a number of interesting collections, but my favorite is a collection of placemarks showing 15,000 aerial photos of the coasts of France which came from francecoastline.com. These are large (about 800×600) photos you can load when you click on the camera placemark icons lined along their route of flight.
Here is a sample of other interesting GE files to be found at the web site:
- Shipwrecks off France
- Submarine Cables from France Telecom
- World Tide Information – click on a placemark to find a link to a tide prediction database
There are a lot of other interesting things at the web site complete with credits to the data sources. Also, some of the collections have Google Maps mashup versions. Great stuff Peio!