Monday, January 22, 2007

Want to be on Google Maps? Be in Sydney, Australia Jan. 26th!

Google is planning to take aerial photos of the city of Sydney, Australia on January 26th, 2007 and it has invited everyone to take part! They've set up a Google Maps powered plane-tracker website that will tell you what time the plane is expected for various times in the day by clicking within the fly-zone of the plane:

Here is an excerpt from the site:

"...Google Australia is celebrating Australia Day 2007 by photographing Sydney Harbour from the air, and we want to make sure as many of us as possible squeeze into the picture.
So when you see the Google branded plane flying overhead this January 26th, hoist a sign, arrange your family into a fun formation or just get a bunch of friends together to wave. "

Sites to read more:

Official Page: Australia Day 2007 on Google Maps
Sydney Morning Herald: Google wants to put you on the map - Stephen Hutcheon gets the scoop on the event from Google Australia's head of engineering, Lars Rasmussen.
Mashup Blog (SMH): Smile for the Google cameras

Recent Post: Google Maps Australia is now live (with new Aus mashups)
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