Map The Fallen

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  1. YWN666
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    Map the Fallen

    From the website:
    For the past two years I've been working on the Google Earth Outreach team, aimed at helping non-profits and public benefit groups use Google Earth and Google Maps to further their cause. In that time I've worked on so many cool projects, from training indigenous communities in Brazil on the use of internet and mapping technologies, to helping with Google's disaster response mapping efforts for the San Diego fires and Cyclone Nargis, to even working with NASA to get a copy of Google Earth on the International Space Station (more on that later!). I'm also in charge of the Global Awareness layers in Google Earth and helped develop and polish many of those projects, including Crisis in Darfur and Appalachian Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining.



    This Memorial Day I would like to share with you a personal project of mine that uses Google Earth to honor the more than 5,700 American and Coalition servicemen and women that have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. I have created a map for Google Earth that will connect you with each of their stories—you can see photos, learn about how they died, visit memorial websites with comments from friends and families, and explore the places they called home and where they died.
     
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    Very nice YWN.

    A 21 year old girl from here (Indy) just lost her life in Afghanistan yesterday.

    RIP to all.
     
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    What a cool thing Google earth is.

    And what an excellent use of that technology, too.

    Ever since I added Vonage to my system I haven't been able to use Google Earth.

    Damn! I miss that ap.
     
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    it wont load for me
     
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    Quite amazing what technology has done even in the past 20 years. When I was a kid I thought it was so cool that Dick Tracy had a wireless wrist radio.
    Now, that is old hat.
     
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