Track of Escaped Convict in High Speed Chase in Google Earth

Escaped Convict Chase in Google EarthSydney Morning Herald‘s Stephen Hutcheon used the easy-to-use Quikmaps to create a map of a convict’s drammatic high speed escape attempt (he was recaptured) in his article last week: “Sydney prison escapee rams police“. GoogleMapsMania highlighted the story today and laments: “Why don’t more news organizations do this sort of thing?“. I agree! And, knowing the Quikmaps also supports KML files, here is the same map which you can view in Google Earth. The only problem is that the placemarks are colored “black” and its hard to see them against the dark aerial photos in this portion of Sydney, Australia.

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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