360 Degrees Longitude Book Using Google Earth

360 Degrees Longitude in Google EarthA book called “360 Degrees Longitude” is about a family of four who decided to spend a year traveling around the world. The book documents their journey – but, I’m especially intrigued by their use of the Internet, maps, and Google Earth to help people follow the places they went, and view the pictures they took.
The book was released last month, and is available from Amazon. But, the maps and Google Earth file are available from their web site. The Google Earth file shows their somewhat convoluted route, and contains lots of placemarks with snippets of information about each location and photos. It’s actually quite entertaining to read about the trip with Google Earth, but the book adds a lot of detail to their experiences. The book’s web site has a lot of other supporting content including Google Maps mashups.
I actually wrote about this file when they first promoted it back in March – but, they had a different name for the book then (the old name probably had some marketing problems).

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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