The Wall – The World

Three years ago when the gulf oil spill was major news, Paul Rademacher created a unique tool to allow you to overlay the oil spill onto major cities to help get a better feel for the scale of it.

Recently, Paula Levine and Christopher Zimmerman (with permission from Paul) used some of that code to create a new site titled “The Wall – The World“. ┬áThe site overlays a 15 mile segment of the wall in the West Bank onto any city you choose. ┬áThe wall in the West Bank is shown on the left, your city is shown on the right, and the windows automatically are synced as you browse around.


This site is part of a larger series titled “Shadows from another place“, which uses maps to translate distant events on local grounds, in local terms.

To experience “The Wall – The World” for yourself, simply visit

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.

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