February 22, 2006

Google Earth KMZ file for Olympic Venues

In today's update from the Google Friends newsletter details of how the company has  updated Google Earth and Google Local with high resolution imagery of the area surrounding Torino, Italy, home of the 2006 Winter Games. Here's the skinny... With Google Earth installed, click on the KMZ file for Olympic Venues, which will load placemarks for all the major sites at the Games. To really appreciate the scenery, be sure to enable the Terrain layer and take advantage of the tilt view control in Google Earth: We've also generated street maps for Torino, which are available in the Google Maps API for those of you interested in creating Winter Games mashups. http://earth.google.com http://local.google.com (search on 'Turin' or 'Torino') - Finally, for more Games-related news see : http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/02/gamesmanship.html

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