Hazleton Area Ripe for GoogleEarth Annotation

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Hazleton Area Ripe for GoogleEarth Annotation

Post by pravoslavna » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:54 pm

Several years ago, Mister Google opened up to the whole world his truly fantastic application, GoogleEarth... free.

GoogleEarth is different from GoogleMaps. GoogleEarth is a program which allows one to draw colored lines and put labels on the satellite imagery for any part of the world (and a lot more,) and then share or send the files.

The chaps in Scranton have put two massive works in GoogleEarth. One is a complete mark-up showing all the "gravity railroads" which crossed the Moosic Mountain en route to the Honesdale/Hawley area, spanning almost a century and a half of history. Another is a monumental mark-up showing the routes of all the many railroads which once served the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area... complete with an identification of stations, yards and junctions.

Has anyone done anything like this for the Hazleton area... or thought about doing it ? I'd undertake the task myself, but am ninety miles away from the area and lack both intimate familiarity and historical resources.

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Re: Hazleton Area Ripe for GoogleEarth Annotation

Post by RussNelson » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:15 am

Why not just edit http://OpenStreetMap.org? Once you've added a line, it's there for everyone to see ... not just rail buffs and not just the people you've shared your Google Earth annotations.

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