Oscars in Google Earth (1958 – 2008)

Oscars in Google EarthThis year’s winners of Oscars for best actors/actresses was a bit of a news maker. And as usual, there were a few posts about the location in Google Earth of the Academy Awards ceremony at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. But, I had also seen a post by ‘Sam034’ at the GEC who created a file showing all the Oscars for best picture, and best actor/actress since 1958. He’s updated the file to include the 2008 winners. The placemarks show the birthplaces of the winners. And, the file includes a placemark for the Kodak Theater as well. It’s surprising no one has modeled the theater in 3D for Google Earth yet – not even in the 3D Warehouse.

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. Thank you Frank for your article.
    And congratulations to french actress Marion Cotillard to winning Oscar for best actress, 50 years after Simone Signoret.
    P.S : Placemarks of others ceromonies awards locations (Golden Globe, Cannes Film Festival,…) will come later on this collection.

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