Sunday, 15 March 2015

Cycle Tour flyover on Google Earth

It took a bit of doing, but I am pleased to present what I believe is the first flyover of the Cape Town Cycle Tour created with Google Earth Pro. 

The feature is not without its flaws. The compression ratio is very high and I sped the tour up to keep it interesting (110km is a long way to cover!). The blue route marker jumps around fairly spastically, and the "camera" angle is static.

But... It's a flyover! Of a real cycle route! Anyone who (like me) enjoys keeping a record of their rides will see the potential here.

Here's a link to the google maps route.

Edit 19 March 2015: YouTube video now unlocked. Sorry about that ridiculous own-goal! Enjoy the clip (if anyone's reading this!)