Project Thin Ice – Expedition to North Pole in Google Earth

Project Thin Ice in Google EarthAn interesting Google Earth network link for tracking an expedition has been posted for Project Thin Ice, by Greenpeace. The project is drawing attention to the danger to polar bears due to the melting of artic ice. The web site includes a blog, videos, photos, maps, and now a Google Earth file for tracking the expedition. The GE file was done by Tim Harincar who also does I wrote about earlier. There is an image overlay of the estimated ice concentration added over the satellite photos of the area. I like the way the placemark descriptions provide a brief snippet of a blog entry with a link to the actual blog entry at the web site. Also, I like the way he has used the colored bubble descriptions to add the “green” for Greenpeace. (Read here for a story on how to make colored bubbles). Great work Tim!

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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