Old Kashgar

Back in July, Stefan Geens of Ogle Earth had a chance to visit Kashgar, a city in west China. It’s a place he’s wanted to visit for a long time, but had to hurry to see it; the government is in the process of demolishing 85% of the old town!
He spent more than a week in the city, photographing and documenting everything he possibly could. The result is nothing short of amazing.


As you can likely guess, Stefan took all of that data (georeferenced photos, GPS tracks and a superimposed map) and created an impressive file for Google Earth.

You can download that KMZ file here, and I highly recommend you visit his blog to read the entire story.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. i just want to say, that Google showed up new pictures on Earth.
    few missing locations in Poland for example

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