CRC Google Earth Tour
*Videos of this tour are now available, check out the post*
This Google Earth Tour was created as opposition media to the Columbia River Crossing highway widening project proposed for the Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington region. It briefly explains what the current issues are, shows why the CRC proposal isn’t the right one for this region, and illustrates a few alternatives.
Something definitely needs to be done in the region, but we don’t need a throwback to 1950’s era highway building, there are alternatives.
The tour presents the phased alternatives from the SmarterBridge.org site, which I feel are better than the CRC, but I’m not necessarily convinced they are the best options. Other ideas are floating around too: Alternate Concept .
To play the file, you will need Google Earth 5.0. The first time you play it, Google Earth will be downloading the satellite and terrain data. The second time through should play better once the geography data has been loaded. This will probably not perform well on older computers.
Watch in your browser (Preferred Method):
You can now watch google earth tours directly in your web browser! You will need the Google Earth Plugin.
Clicking these links will open the tour in a new window.
It will take some time to load the tour, as it hasn’t been optimized for web-streaming.
Direct Download for playing in Google Earth:
If you encounter any problems or have suggestions, please contact me!
Pictures from presentation:
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