Model railroads, street view and interactive mapping

01-15-2016 09:07 AM
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Model Railroading and Street Map View

This is truly just a personal blog post to share something fun.

These links about the   Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg - model building - model railway Hamburg  which claims to be, and very well may be the largest model railroad in the world,  combine some of my favorite pastimes ....railroads , model railroads, and mapping.

A post from the 4th Division of the National Model Railroad Association

Google maps Miniatur Wunderland – Welcome to the 4th Division

has links to a video showing some "street map" data being collected on the model (direct link below) and an interactive (it's Google, sorry Esri) map.  Something to check out when you need a chuckle and a "wow" moment.

Video about promoting collecting the data  #MiniView: Das Miniatur Wunderland auf Google Maps - YouTube

And the interactive map   About – Google Maps

By the way, there are many great YouTube videos showing this model train layout.  Impressive by anyone's standards (in my opinion).

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Worked with GIS for 30+ years for the Alaska Dept of Fish and Game.