Friday, October 21, 2005

Google Map links for Unesco World Heritage Sites

Google Map links for Unesco World Heritage Sites

Brad Templeton has created this website on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is complementary to UNESCO's own website. Go to any country that interests you, and click on the site. You will see a satellite image of the region from Google, and you can zoom into or out of the picture to see the site in more detail or in its larger context. Google also provides maps, and combinations of the map and satellite images.

I found this a very interesting application of communications technology to promote interest in UNESCO's cultural programs.

Templeton was the founder and publisher of ClariNet Communications Corp., the world's first ever ".com" company (founded in 1989) and which was also the net's first and for a long time largest electronic newspaper.

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