Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tracking Santa in Virtual Earth 3D and Google Earth

You can track Santa as he travels round the world at hosted by MSNBC. The Santa Tracker requires the Virtual Earth 3D plugin to be installed. The Santa tracker is updated dynamically and Santa’s sleigh is elevated to illustrate his magical flying capabilities.



More details at Virtual Earth Blog

You can also see Santa at his village in the North Pole:  The North Pole – A Virtual Earth Christmas Experience

“Microsoft Virtual Earth and MSNBC are changing the game this year when it comes to tracking Santa. You’ve all seen the NORAD Santa Tracker and while that’s been fun over the years, well, it has gotten a bit stale. Virtual Earth Product Group decided it was time to spice things up and build a more immersive 3D tracking mechanism for Santa and his reindeer. Not only that, but we went ahead and recreated a 3D version of Santa’s Village at The North Pole.”

santavill1Check out  The North Pole – A Virtual Earth Christmas Experience for more details and a related contest.


Also Santa can be tracked using Google Earth:

Google Map with Santa's current location will be displayed on the NORAD Santa Web site, operated by Google and the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

Santa fans can also track his movements in 3D in Google Earth by downloading a special NORAD Tracks Santa KML



More details at cnet news 

So enjoy your Holidays tracking Santa and Merry Christmas !!!!!!!!!!

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