Google Earth: Mapping the Peachtree Road Race


The 42nd annual Peachtree Road Race, one of the largest 10K races in the world. There are expected to be 60,000 running the race this year, so it should be quite an event.



There are a variety of sites that have interactive maps of the course, and I’ve found is one of the best. Along with standard maps of the course, they also provide an elevation profile, which explains why many people run too fast during the first half of the race and burn out before the finish:


Of course, my favorite feature is simply being able to download the KML file and explore the course for myself. Atlanta has solid 3D building coverage, especially toward the end of the course:


The race is held every year on July 4th, which is Independence Day in the United States. If you’ll be celebrating the holiday today, I hope you have a great time and stay safe!

An Old Garmin Holiday Commercial

Garmin Holiday Commercial featuring the nuvi automotive gps device.

Paul on Extra Effort

“Whatever you do, work at it with
all your heart…

–Paul the Apostle

Colossians 3:23

Easter is the No. 2 top-selling candy holiday (behind Halloween) according to the National Confectioners Association. Each day, in preparation for the holiday, candy makers produce 5 million marshmallow chicks and bunnies. Each year, they produce 90 million chocolate bunnies and 16 billion jelly beans.

The reason the date of the celebration changes each year dates back to 325 A.D. It was set under the Roman emperor Constantine as the first Sunday after a full moon following the Spring equinox (that’s right… a full moon and an equinox). That makes it between March 22 and April 25 every year.