Happy Valentine’s Day in Google Earth

Heart Shaped Lake in Google EarthIn honor of this special day, I’m sharing some placemarks of romantic note. First, we have this heart-shaped lake which was the subject of a contest in the February Sightseer Newsletter. Someone located this heart-shaped lake shortly after the newsletter went out, and posted the location at Google Earth Hacks. Not only that, but Mickey (who runs Google Earth Hacks) put together a collection of heart shaped things you can see in GE, and created this YouTube video of hearts in Google Earth:

The February Sightseer also shared a collection of marriage proposals that people have painted, drawn, or otherwise laid out for viewing from above which have been captured in GE’s satellite or aerial photos.
And, if that’s not enough, Google Maps Mania last year put together a collection of useful Valentine’s Day maps mashups you might want to look at. My favorite is GeoGreeting.com which let’s you type out a short message which is then spelled out with unique shapes from the Earth that looks like the letters from your message. Useful for any occasion, not just Valentine’s Day. Here’s a message from Google Earth Blog…

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. Here is 29 Heart from above on Google Earth : http://www.geo-trotter.com/cat-coeur.php

  2. lauren patrizi says:

    Omg that is so romantic!

  3. What a way of celebrating valentines day on google earth.. too good..

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