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Halloween with Google Earth

by Timothy Whitehead on Oct.28, 2016, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

Monday is Halloween, so this is a good time to dress up Google Earth in preparation. To do so download this KML file originally created by Frank back in 2006.

Here are also a number of spooky places to visit in Street View:


13th Gate Haunted House, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. See in Google Maps


Zombie Manor House, Manchester, UK. See in Google Maps


Diagon Alley from the Harry Potter movies. See in Google Maps


A pumpkin headed man on the streets of Paris. Be sure to explore, as he is not alone! See in Google Maps

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Halloween with Google Earth

by Timothy Whitehead on Oct.29, 2015, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

With Halloween this Saturday it is a good time to dress up Google Earth with the pumpkin image overlay that Frank created back in 2006. Download the KML file here, which also includes enhancements we added last year. For best results turn off ‘Atmosphere’ in the ‘View’ menu.

To get into the spirit of Halloween you can also visit a couple of spooky places in Street View:

First, there is the Zombie Manor House.


The blurred faces are because Google respects the privacy of Zombies too.

This is a real place near Manchester, UK, where you could meet zombies and learn how to fight them. It appears to no longer be operating, but there is a Zombie Shopping Mall that is still taking bookings. However, the shopping mall does not appear to have Street View.

You can also view the Zombie Manor House with sound here. Although we could not get the sound to work in Chrome it did work in Firefox and Internet Explorer.

The second is Diagon Alley of Harry Potter fame.

To see these locations in Google Earth download this KML file.

We have included a couple of other Harry Potter related placemarks, such as Platform 9 3/4 and a Harry Potter themed shop. There is a Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, Florida, but it doesn’t have good Street View coverage, so can only be viewed through user submitted photos that can only be seen in the Google Maps version of Street View

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Halloween Earth

by Timothy Whitehead on Oct.29, 2014, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

With Halloween on Friday, this is a good time to get your pumpkin decorations finished. If you are having trouble covering your house with pumpkins, then why not cover the whole earth with one instead? Back in 2006, Frank created an Earth sized pumpkin that you can download here and view in Google Earth.

Since most of our regular readers will have already seen the Pumpkin Google Earth before, we thought we would add a little extra this year, so grab this KML as well for a bit more Halloween atmosphere. For the best effect be sure to turn off the “Atmosphere”. There are four backgrounds included so try them all out. It is relatively easy to modify the KML and put in your own background images. If you use an image with writing on, be sure to save it as a mirror image.

Halloween Earth

Images obtained from:

http://www.worldwidewallpapers.com/

http://www.123rf.com/

http://www.wallpapervortex.com/

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Halloween-Haunted-Mortuary-184555172

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Create a giant 3D Google Earth pumpkin for Halloween

by Mickey Mellen on Oct.31, 2013, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

Seven years ago, Frank Taylor made a cool pumpkin overlay for Google Earth. It’s still a fun toy to play with, so we’re showing it off again. To make it work, simply download the KML here and that’s it!

halloween pumpkin

For maximum benefit, turn off the atmosphere (“View -> Atmosphere”) and the “Borders & Labels” (found in the “Layers” on the left side of your Google Earth window).

The pumpkin was created using a simple image overlay that he wrapped around the globe, then added a 3D model for the stem. You can read details on how that’s done in this post of his from a few years ago.

If you want more, you can check out a bunch of Halloween goodness in the 3D Warehouse or maybe check out the “Pumpkin Man” in Google StreetView, found in the Disney Resort in Paris.

Happy Halloween!

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