French Presidential Election Results in Google Earth – May 6th

French Presidential Election Results in Google EarthLast night, Google quickly updated the French Election results layer. To turn on the layer, you need to select “View->All Layers” in the Layers window pane menu. Then you will see the “French Presidential Election 07” – turn that on. The layer now shows the election data for the whole country on who voted for Sarkozky verses Royal broken down by department and even down to the town level from May 6th. The placemarks show who voted for which candidate, and provide more detailed statistics. Zoom in and tilt your view for more details – it may take a few seconds to load individual town results – the towns actually show the results as 3D “columns” where the heights indicate number of voters.
It is a good sign that Google is taking steps to update data for more timely geospatial related news like this. Maybe we will see more examples of this in the future.

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. David Larso says:

    It also has information for the colonies of RĂ©union, Martinnique, French Guyana and Guadelope

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