DailyMotoRide.com has been posting “the world’s best motorcycle roads” for over a year now, making great use of various Google tools including Google Maps and Street View. Combined with the elevation profile at the bottom of the screen, it gives you a good idea of what the ride is like.
Now they’ve added a 3D Fly-Through of the routes by using the Google Earth Plug-in. While the rides don’t look as nice as they do in Street View, the ability to fly through the course is quite awesome and adds another great perspective to each ride.
This is a great example of a project that can be greatly enhanced with the Google Earth Plugin, and it’s one that is certain to get a lot better once the new 3D Imagery arrives on desktops and in the API. The possibilities for what projects like this might be able to do with the 3D Imagery are quite exciting. We still haven’t heard a specific timeframe for it, but Google has said it’ll be released before the end of the year.