Six Californias

Technology investor Tim Draper has a wild plan to split California into six separate states.  While it seems unlikely that this proposal will go anywhere, it’s certainly a thought-provoking idea.

They don’t yet have much to offer in terms of visuals other than a single graphic, so I’ve taken that graphic and laid it onto Google Earth so you can dive in and really check out the dividing lines.  Here’s what it looks like:


You can try it yourself in Google Earth by loading this KMZ file.  For more information about the proposal, check out  What do you think of this plan?

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. Funny that “north california looks like a similar shape as WA state. I wonder why that is? Also why is there an ultra wealthy state by San francisco? Is it so that the wealthy can boot out the homeless and low income people in their midst?

  2. Must be just about the most uninspiring and trivial use of Google Earth ever 🙁

  3. he should try to split texas =))

  4. Heatblizzard says:

    I hope it happens so you whiny Liberal communists can have you’re own place instead of taking from others which is all you know how to do.

  5. Two words: water rights. This plan would probably cause a civil war. Ridiculous idea

  6. This is the worse Republican idea over. Well, this idea and that 12,000 legislatures in the state legislature idea.

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