Exploring March Madness in Google Earth

In the US, it’s that time of year ago — the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Millions have filled out their brackets in hopes of successfully guessing the outcome of the 67 basketball games occurring over the next few weeks.
As they did last year, Google has created some fun resources to display geographic information about the tournament in Google Earth.
To start, they’ve created a map of all the schools participating in the tournament. You can view the map in Google Maps or Google Earth (with this KML file).


With many of the 14 tournament venues having 3D models, Google has created a video to show them off. Some of the stadiums are quite impressive!

My bracket is still holding together pretty well, though I expect the games this weekend will kill it. How is yours doing?
(via Google Lat Long Blog)

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. Has Google ever done anything similar for association football (soccer) played by around 250 million with billions of fans spread over more than 200 of the countries on Google Earth?

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