Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006 in Google Earth

Melbourne 2006 Commonewealth Games in Google EarthThe Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games start with Opening Ceremonies on March 15. An Andrew Harris has published on his blog a Google Earth map of some of the venues and includes some paths showing the routes of some of the races. The Melbourne, Australia area has some pretty high resolution satellite photos, so it’s worth checking out if you have plans to visit. Andrew says this is his first Google Earth file, and I think this is an excellent first product. Interestingly, there doesn’t appear to be any maps at the official web site (a security step perhaps?). Thanks to Mike at GoogleMapsMania for bringing this to my attention.

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. Good one Frank, Cheers.

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