Google Earth Hacks – Lots of downloads, information and hacks for Google Earth.
I should be a Google Earth Evangelist (it’s my favorite thing to demo these days) – this site offers downloads that overlay user-built map enhancements. Example – detailed Tour de France stage maps, replete with sprint points, feed stations, climbs, etc.. Maps showing the stadiums of every modern Olympic games, hurricane tracks from 1990-1999. And weird anomalies such as this view of the Studebaker proving grounds with the word "Studebaker" spelled out with trees.
The Tour maps are awesome and if they could be aligned with a real-time text commentary such as those on http://www.cyclingnews.com, I’d be a very happy man.
I need to figure out how to build these detailed route maps and share some of my favorite Cape Cod bike routes.
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Hi, I am compiling those TdF route maps (just completed with final stage) and posted to GEH and KeynoteBBS… am happy bikers or road race fans enjoy a lot and utilize those stuff for further entertainment.
Just in case you are not aware, you can download this KMZ to show the position of leading group by a red car icon on Google Earth TdF route.
You have to upgrade to Google Earth Plus ($20/yr) to draw path line on the Google Earth to make route map for your riding. If you have handy GPS device, you can hook it up to your PC and make records of your riding everytime…
Hope this helps…
Thanks for the info. This is very, very great stuff for following races and sharing rides. I’ve also been messing around with the GMap Pedometer at http://www.sueandpaul.com/gmapPedometer/
and saved a couple personal rides at
While I can switch between map and satellite mode in GMap, I’d also like to generate a route-list so people can follow a text route.
Great job! I’ll check out your suggestions.