As has most of the world, we have recently been following the news about the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and our hearts go out the the families and friends of the victims. As Google Earth enthusiasts we of course wish to explore the locations in Google Earth. However, although many news outlets use Google Earth in their reporting it is not common practice to share locations via KML. So we thought we should create this small KML file with the key locations and share it with our readers.
We found the locations mostly by using Google Earth’s search and the names of locations mentioned in the news, but we also used the Wikipedia page on the events for the locations of the suicide bombings near the stadium.
We found the Washington Post has a well presented summary of the events, but they got one of the locations (the Casa Nostra pizza restaurant) in the wrong place on their map.
We also noticed in this video by CNN they make good use of Google Earth and Street View, but for some reason do not have the new 3D buildings turned on. One possible reason why they chose to do this is that the 3D imagery often does not look very good when viewed from a distance, as can be seen in the above screen shot. It is only when you look up close that it really excels and looks better than a mix of satellite imagery and the old manually created models.