After much fruitless Googling, for lack of anyone else to ask I wonder if the RiotACT readership knows of a site that collates Canberra-related Google Earth data.
I’m thinking of a user-created database of sites such as schools, hospitals, gig venues, bus stops, tourist sites, curiosities/places of interest, defence sites etc etc. Some of this info is on the Google Earth Communities layer, but it’s hardly comprehenise. I also think it would be good to have a “what’s this structure” question forum – I’m thinking of things like that spooky Defence building next to the airport and a couple of odd-looking areas on O’Connor Ridge.
If there’s enough interest, and there isn’t one already, I might start one myself. It could possibly be started by labelling the buildings at the ANU, for example, or the locations of the Pubs in Civic.
Of course, even if there was no centralised database, we could just start a Canberra thread on the Google Earth Communities forum. I’d be interested, at least. What are your thoughts, fellow curious Canberrans?