NAC Enhanced Google Earth - 17/08/2007


NAC Geographic Products Inc. (Canada) has released the NAC Enhanced Google Earth (NAC Earth) with a new user interface to bridge Natural Area Codes (NAC) and Google Earth through Google Earth's COM APIs. Try it here!

This interface provides a language-independent, geographic coverage complete and highly efficient way for users to fly around, search nearby businesses and get driving directions on Google Earth no matter a destination is a famous museum with street address or a newly found natural wonder without street address.

 

Virtual sightseeing on Google Earth has become popular and there are many websites which publish KML files to show tourist attractions on Google Earth. However, all main stream media (televisions, radios, newspapers and magazines) without hyperlink capabilities are rarely active in publishing the exact location information due to the inefficiency of the longitude/latitude coordinates.

With NAC Earth users can simply input a short Universal Address (such as H5Q2 R48Q) to get to any scene in the world (such as Eiffel Tower in Paris) as they want immediately on the NAC Enhanced Google Earth. A Universal Address is an eight or ten character NAC which can be used to represent both an area and a location anywhere in the world. A two character NAC can specify any area about 1,000km in length and width like a province, a four character NAC represents a 30km long and wide area like a city approximately, a six character NAC is roughly equivalent to any square kilometre area on the earth, an eight character NAC can uniquely identify every house or building in the world, and a ten character NAC can pinpoint any location in the world to the resolution of one meter.

Here are some examples of Universal Addresses:

 

Point of Interest

Universal Address

Acropolis, Greece

JZ9G P9TP

Arch of Triumph

H5SX R497

Arecibo Observatory

9F3J L1PL

Buckingham Palace

GZM7 RKH3

CACTUS site

57WF NSBR

CN Tower, Toronto

8CHX Q86D

Colosseum, Rome

J16W PZFH

Eiffel Tower, Paris

H5Q2 R48Q

Forbidden City, Beijing

SNZ PMK

 

          

Point of Interest

Universal Address

Great Wall at Badaling

SN0H PPR4

The Millennium Dome

H00 RKH

Mount Everest

Q797 MMVR

Niagara Falls

8D9 Q5C

Saint Peter's Basilica and Square

J148 PZHB

Statue of Liberty

8SVM PRFC

Sydney Opera House

WL13 9BPG

Versailles Palace, France

H592 R40N

Washington Monument

8KDB PGFD

 

 

 

 

 

NAC Earth can also help police officers, journalists, road inspectors, environment monitors, sales professionals, real estate agents and school teachers to efficiently navigate in the virtual world provided by Google Earth.

NAC Earth can be downloaded here and installed on all computers with Windows OS free of charge.

Last updated: 16/06/2019