Google Earth-based Virtual Alabama Wins GCN Award

The Virtual Alabama project is a statewide tool designed to provide data and search capability to state officials on a massive scale. They chose Google Earth as the primary visualization tool allowing them to deliver, on an internally maintained server, imagery, emergency responder information, GIS data, and more all on one platform. The Government Computer News publication has awarded 10 government agencies, including Virtual Alabama, with their annual award for the best of 2008 teams. Read the excellent summary of the Virtual Alabama project at the Google Earth case study file.
Related: Governor of Alabama Unveils Google Earth Application

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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