Exploring Panama with Google Maps

The Isthmus of Panama – Caribbean to the North, Pacific to the South




(Yes, really)

This is what I’ve been up to lately. If you’ve never done this, give it a try. It’s magical. But first, you’ll need Google Chrome (seems to work better than Internet Explorer, or any other, for this purpose. It might have to do with the fact that the maps are on google maps.)

Let’s start with Panama City…

Panama City, Panama

When you “get there” zoom in on the map (satellite view preferred). Point your mouse at any place that has a hot link, click on it and off you’ll go. The link will open up a left hand pane of information on the city (or area), – and – here’s the fun part – photographs, lots and lots of often high resolution images, taken by sometimes professional photographers, and often just ordinary travelers, and uploaded to the map. Minimize the left hand pane of information and scroll through the photographs.

Here are a few I’ve taken screen shots of, to give you a taste. Look for the photographer’s name at the bottom left of each photograph, since I do want to attribute the images to their owners.



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