Thursday, July 21, 2005

BAIJI DOLPHINS - Three Gorges Dam

Courtesy of Google Maps fabulous new API, here's the Satellite view of the Yangtze Three Gorges Dam. The project should be completed in 2009 and it will be the world's largest dam. The impact on the environment from this structure is almost impossible to comprehend.

**UPDATE** - Google have now added a Scale to their API, which I've duly added to this map. Again, helps to really show just how BIG this construction site is!

**UPDATE 2** - And for those who've installed Google's extraordinary Google Earth product, here's the Three Gorges Dam KMZ file which should "fly you" directly to this location in Google Earth.

Click here for a larger view

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The future issues this dam project will create should be of great interest to all fast developing nations - if they care.

As the author of The People's Parks blog, I want you to know that blog will be going away soon. I now am authoring the Neo Commons blog.

You have been kind enough to link to the old blog for a while and I would be pleased if you would now link to Neo Commons.

Thanks!
Ranger Bob

Anonymous said...

Hey man, I am an enourmous Douglas Adams fan, and I saw your page on blogexplosion.com. All I have to say is congratulations. You've got a great site and great taste in books.
Eddie

Gareth said...

Thanks for the info Ranger Bob. I've updated the link to reflect your new blog.