Google Earth and DuneGuide.com
Sand Dunes of the United States
and around the World
Please note: Google released a new version of Google Earth on January 8,
If you haven't played around with Google
Earth, you are in for an interactive treat.
The Google Earth experience is one of fast, fluid flight -- zooming and
rotating and tilting imagery to view the geographic data you're interested in.
You can wind along hairpin turns, view dunes in 3D, and fly from St.
Anthony Idaho, to the Oregon Dunes and then down to Glamis.
Images are photographs taken by satellites and aircraft sometime in the last
three years. The images in Google Earth are updated on a rolling basis. Best resolution is
typically found near more
populated areas. A few dunes are marginal resolution at best, while many others show incredible
In order to use Google Earth, you must first download
a bit of software.
Don't worry, it won't hurt. Then with Google Earth, your computer becomes a window to anywhere on the
planet, allowing you to view high-resolution aerial and satellite imagery,
elevation terrain, road and street labels, business listings, and more.
DuneGuide.com has taken this tool and created a list of dune place marks so users
can fly through 3D satellite images, view photos, information and links about the sand dunes
across the United States.
Once you have installed Google Earth, click on one of the links below to load the Google Earth
place marks (kmz file) from DuneGuide.com:
United States Sand Dunes:
U.S. Dunes Open
for OHVs - Dunes that you can ride on.
U.S. Dunes Closed
to OHVs - Dunes that you can't ride on.
Worldwide Sand Dunes:
Worldwide Sand Dunes -
Dunes around the world
- Adjust the tilt to get a better feel for the terrain. This will also give
you more of a sensation of flying from one location to another.
- Try selecting different "Layers" to help identify places of
interest nearby. The Parks and Recreation layer will outline areas like
Death Valley National Park and some recreation areas.
- Select the "roads" layer to see highways, and most roads.
If you have any updates, or corrections send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org