Island Week Image Update
Monday, 8th September 2008 by Alex Turnbull
Last week was our our third annual Island Week, and we had another fascinating week! This year even more of you than ever sent in brilliant islands for us, most of which we simply didn’t have time to post.1 Here’s the full roundup of what we did:
- Paid a visit to the bizarre Moving Island of the Grey Monks.
- Took a day trip to Bruny Island thanks to Street View.
- Walked across the sand to the fascinating tidal island of Lindisfarne.
- Travelled to the most remote island in the world, Tristan da Cunha.
- Examined the remnants of the sunken Island of Jordsand.
- Solved the mystery of the Indonesian Island Monument.
Apparently the guys over at Google enjoyed Island Week too – as they chose today to provide us with a huge collection of brand new imagery – meaning we’ll have lots of new things to see during next year’s Island Week.
Frank at the Google Earth blog is posting an ongoing roundup of the new imagery as it’s discovered, but so far updates have been found in the following countries:
Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Greece and the Greek Islands, Italy, Japan, Laos, Mexico, Phillipines, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, US, Vietnam
Updates are visible in Google Earth only so far, but will be visible in Google Maps within the next few days, whereupon you’ll have no excuse not to be the one who makes the next big Google Earth discovery… Now go! Fame awaits!