Extremes of the Earth

Extremes in Google EarthAbout a year ago, someone at the Google Earth Community called ‘satishgsk’ did some work collecting placemarks of interesting examples of extremes all over the Earth . Examples: ‘deepest canyon’, ‘tallest bridge’, ‘shortest river’, ‘largest crater’, etc. His post includes lots of photos, but it’s better to just look at the placemarks and see the place in Google Earth. The placemark descriptions include photos and a brief description. Note that the “facts” presented are not exactly documented, so the accuracy of the statements may be in question. But, it’s a fun collection to load and do some sightseeing.

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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PLEASE NOTE: Google Earth Blog is no longer writing regular posts. As a result, we are not accepting new comments or questions about Google Earth. If you have a question, use the official Google Earth and Maps Forums or the Google Earth Community Forums.