Great Places: Extremes of the Earth

Extremes Series in Google EarthA great collection of places showing extremes like: Tallest bridge on the Earth, Windiest place on the Earth, and bizarre things like the Largest seed on the Earth was put together by a member of the Google Earth Community with the unpronounceable pseudonym ‘satishgsk’. The collection, which is called the Extreme Series, was put together over the course of several months with input from the community. Once you load the Extreme Series each placemark shows the location, and often contains a photo showing more details of each sight. You may also want to check out satishgsk’s post which includes bigger photos and information.
Tour Tips: You can select the Extreme Series folder and hit the “Play” button (looks like the play button on a tv remote) below the Places pane to watch a flying tour of each location. Go to the “Tools->Options” (or “Preferences” on the Mac) and select “Touring->Show Balloon when Tour is Paused” to have it automatically show the balloons during the tour playback. You also might want to adjust the “Tour Pause” speed to give more time to read the balloons.
A sample of other interesting collections for GE:

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. Article dugg, and Posted at in our New category… “Google Earth Tours”!

  2. This article saved us!!!! It does exactly what we wanted to do on a very local level for a day’s presentation.
    THANK YOU Frank!

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