Kennedy Space Center Placemarks and Webcams

The Floriday Today has recently published an online interactive Google Maps map for the NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC), and includes a Google Earth version as well. You will find placemarks with links to more information about KSC. Google Maps Mania just wrote this story about it:

Florida Today has included an interactive Google Map on their site which maps space launch sites at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral. It includes a database of every launch since the dawn of the space age, shuttle and rocket launch video and images, and video tours inside facilities people usually don’t get a chance to see guided by its space reporters. It also has an enhanced 3D Google Earth version you can download as well. This is a great example of a newspaper using its historical archive to create a maps mashup for visitors from all around the world.

Thanks to Mike at Google Maps Mania, for bringing it to my attention. Now we just need some enterprising Google SketchUp modelers to create some 3D models of the Vehicle Assembly Building, launch pad, and a space shuttle or two for the pad and runway.

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.

Leave a Reply