Utah Geo Sightseeing in Google Earth

Devil's Slide in Google EarthIn the Google Earth imagery update of late February, Google Earth included the entire state of Utah in high resolution. Anyone who has seen pictures or visited Utah knows they have some very interesting geological formations. In mid-March the Utah Geological Survey announced the availability of “Utah Geosights ” for Google Earth. While this is a just a collection of placemarks, the placemarks are full of interesting information related to each location. Simply click on the placemark to open the descriptions. There are links to other information sources for each placemark. I think this is a good way to get introduced to some of the new high resolution imagery in Utah and to seeing some of the more interesting geological features of the state.

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. Ernst M. KoflAIR says:

    Yes, Utah has a really nice landscape with great and stunning views. But in the moment, (in Google Earth) nothing compares to Switzerland with its HiRes mesh of 10m/30ft. Had Utah also such a hires mesh, sightseeing there would be incomparable more fun. I hope Google soon gets more exact height data than their current set.

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