Australian Election Results Live in Google Earth

ABC Election Map in Google EarthThe Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is covering today’s election live using Google Earth. Simply download this network link. The colors represent the parties, and as you zoom in the names of the winning candidate appear. Placemarks contain news stories and video. The maps uses network links to automatically update itself. At this point, the election results are close to completion. But, I’m sure the final results will continue to be shown for some time. The ABC also has an interactive election map (using Google Maps) with more details.
Googlers in Australia also created an election website a few weeks ago which provides background information on the election with a Google Maps mashup and also YouTube videos on the candidates.
Thanks to an e-mail from Darryl at the ABC for the news on the GE election map.

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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