Thursday, September 4, 2008

Britain From Above-BBC Offers Gazetteer

Thanks to Jesper Ishoj, a Danish geospatial professional and author of the blog GeoJournalist, a blog similar to Map Hawk, I am able to report on the BBC's "Britain From Above" that I would describe as a gazetteer of the country's unique geographic regions, industries, and culture. The BBC's Andrew Marr hosts the online portal which is based on Google Maps. The portal provides an array of maps, photos, videos, and articles on Britain. It's equisitely designed and you can even download a KML file to overlay similar information onto Google Earth. The BBC itself describes the project as, "a multi-platform project for the BBC...to celebrate their rich collection of programming BBC Archive has gathered together over 60 years of broadcasting from the air." Sharing of videos provided on the portal is encouraged.

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