Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Hurricanes and other forces of nature on Google Earth

We like this:

A demo of a mash-up for Google Earth to track hurricanes and other weather patterns using feeds from Weatherbonk, TropicalAtlantic and GUI Weather.

Seems like a useful tool for travel websites which are using Google Earth to show the location of properties and destinations. Unless you're a Caribbean tour operator trying to flog holidays in August, of course.

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

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Hat tip: Nathan on TW Blog


Steve E said...

As much as it's in a tour ops interests (and duties) to warn and inform customers of impending hurricanes I'm not sure they'll ever be going that far ;-)

I quite like Ibiseye for a good Google Maps tracking tool.

Travolution Blogger said...

Steve E: Interesting point. We'll ask Travel Weekly if there is some kind of protocol with the Federation of Tour Operators.