Sightseeing Roundup for Google Earth

Here are a few interesting sights to see in Google Earth’s satellite photos (mostly aviation related, but one newspaper related):

  • Helicopter Rescue Training – You can see a guy hanging below this helicopter in the shadow. This one posted at the GEC by ‘KnowZee1’ last October. Google Maps view. More details at GoogleSightseeing.
  • Location of Concordes – Fans of the world’s fastest commercial airliner (now grounded) have posted the location of all 20 aircraft. See them in this Google Earth collection of placemarks.
  • Antonov AN-225 – World’s Largest Aircraft discovered by ‘Clorius’ at GEC on 19-Apr-2006, a few hours after the new data was released to GE. See details on this plane.
  • Newspaper Parking Lot – An innovative newpspaper in Amsterdam decided to decorate their parking lot to look like a newspaper when viewed from above. See translations of the headlines (funny) at GoogleSightseeing.

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. That newspaper parking lot is a good idea.

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