Los Angeles KML file for Google Earth and similar GIS systems. Mostly high-precision polygon regions of places and real estate properties. Mostly film-related places. Licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND license. Please report errors via comments.
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Lightstorm Entertainment Santa Monica Headquarter Ever wondered where Avatar happened? This three-storey building in Santa Monica customized by Koning Eizenberg Architecture is James Cameron's LA home base. Streetview is available so you can do a virtual tourist drive-by.
Lucasfilm Digital Arts in SF Ever wondered where the new home of one of the larger divisions of Lucasfilm is? Well, the Letterman Digital Arts Center (official) or Lucasfilm SF (which many confuse with Skywalker Ranch in the hinterland of SF) is at The Presidio, Gorgas Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA - just across from […]
Stonehenge One of the oldest structures built by humans is Stonehenge in England. A circle of monolithic stones of gigantic dimensions, probalby arranged to measure or observe astronomic phenomenons. Links: Britannia Official site Information 1 Information 2 Address: 2 Miles West of Amesbury Salisbury SP4 7DE UK
Fermilab Fermilab (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) is one of the most important Particle physics facilities worldwide. Unlike the CERN facility in Meyrin, the partly subterranian collider structure can be seen clearly from the top here. Another interesting thing about Fermilab is the architectural striking Robert Rathbun Wilson Hall, the main entrance to the site. Address: […]
CERN CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (formerly: "Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire", thus the name) is one of the top research facilites in the world. The Suisse campus located in Meyrin, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland, is the main and oldest site of what is today a network of sites, combining a number […]
Burj Al Arab Due to extensive Television coverage, the Dubai Burj Al Arab is one of the most prominent hotels in the world. As Wikipedia states it is "at 321 metres (1,053 ft), (..) the tallest building used exclusively as a hotel". Wikipedia page Address: Burj Al Arab PO Box 74147 Dubai United Arab Emirates
Burj Dubai Although the satellite image does not yet show very much, the Burj Dubai will soon be the tallest building in the world, at an estimated height over 800 m (2,625 ft) and - as of May 2008 - while it is under construction it already is. More information Address: Burj Dubai Dubai United […]
Golden Gate Bridge The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, completed in 1937 was for a long time the longest suspension bridge in the world - spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of San Francisco's Bay with 4,200 feet (1,280 m) on its longest span. Address: The Golden Gate Bridge does not have a physical address, but its […]
Pixar's headquarter in Emeryville, California Everyone who knows Toy Story, The Incredibles, Monster Inc. or all the other instant classics knows Pixar, the California company that has produced landmark films in the 3D animated domain and a good share of the recent feel-good-laugh-out Entertainment output from Hollywood. Address: 1200 Park Ave Emeryville, CA 94608 USA
Tokyo Disneyland Park Nearly thirty years after the inital opening of a Disney Park in Anaheim USA, Tokyo Disneyland Park (DLT) in a suburb of Tokia, Japan opened its gates. As part of Disney's global expansion strategy, it is one of currently three Magic Kingdom parks around the world. An interesting fact is that in […]
Radio telescope Effelsberg For 29 years, the radio telescope Effelsberg in Germany was the world's largest fully steerable telescope in the world. Until 2000 when its 100m diameter antenna was superceded by the the Green Bank Telescope in Green Bank, West Virginia (USA) with a bit over 100 meters (roughly 110m). Address: a road descending […]
Arecibo radio telescope The site of the Arecibo Observatory is home to a 305 m diameter radio telescope, the largest single-aperture telescope in the world. May know the characteristic "bowl" from films, such as the James Bond movie GoldenEye and in the film Contact or the "X-Files" episode "Little Green Men". Address: Arecibo Observatory HC03 […]
hollywood sign The Hollywood Sign, which originally read "HOLLYWOODLAND", was meant as advertisment for a housing development program in 1923. Address: doesn't really apply, should be Mt. Lee Drive, next to the transmitter station but you can get a good view from 3000 Canyon Lake Dr, Los Angeles USA
Ennis Brown House Ennis-Brown House or Ennis House is the classic house made famous by its use in Ridley Scott's The Blade Runner (1982). Designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1924 for Charles and Mabel Ennis. Used in these films. Address: 2607 Glendower Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027 USA
Griffith Obsersatory The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Overlooking the city from the Hollywood Hills is one of the landmarks of the region, and was used in numerous film & TV shows as filming location. Address: 2800 E Observatory Ave, Los Angeles USA Tel +1 213-473-0800
Lovell House by Richard Neutra One of Los Angeles's classic architectural landmarks is Lovell House or Lovell Health House, built by architect Richard Neutra in 1927-1929. Today, the house is know to a wider audience through its usage as filming location in the 1997 film L.A. Confidential as the home of the character Pierce Patchett. […]
Beijing National Stadium After over two weeks of competition, finally the XXIX Olympic Summer Games are over. Time to have a look at where it all happened. The most prominent location was the "Birds Nest", the Beijing National Stadium, designed by Herzog & de Meuron. You can get a better look at it on the […]
Mel's Drive-In on Sunset Everyone who has seen George Lucas' American Graffiti knows the drive-in burger brand Mel's Drive-In. This landmark of US 60s memorabilia is actually a small chain of restaurants, with 2 shops in San Francisco and this one, located on a corner of Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. It features cool space-age […]
Paramount Studios Lot The Paramount Studios lot, home of the Paramount Pictures Corporation was the production site for many of Hollywood's classic films. With its beginning in 1910, the actual property has changed hands a few times, most notably Gulf+Western who owned the Paramount brand from 1960 to the 1990s, followed by Viacom. Address: 5555 […]
Eiffel Tower This is a satellite image of the Tour Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower in the center of Paris, France. Built for the world exhibition 1889 and named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris. Address: Tour Eiffel Champ de Mars F-75007 Paris France
Bill Gate's house Overlooking overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington, this extensive (and partly underground) mansionis one of the phenomenons of great richness and the computer age. Bill Gates bought the property in 1988 and after over seven years, the villa was completed in 1995. Due to the many advanced features and gadgets incorporated into […]
Madrid Barajas Int. Airport Today, a plane from Spanairs fleet, a McDonnell-Douglas MD-82 swerved off the runway during take-off from Madrid Barajas Int. Airport and crashed into a nearby wood, turning everything into a giant fire. Some 153 were believed dead and only 19 people survived the midafternoon crash, one of the worse crashes in […]
Skywalker Ranch Among film enthusiasts the famed Skywalker Ranch (sometimes Lucasfilm Ranch) is the origin of some of film's greatest moments. The property, bought and built by George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars franchise, was over years the primary home of all Lucasfilm operations (until recently, when Lucasfilm moved it's official epicenter to the […]
Camp David also known as Naval Support Facility, Thurmont, in Thurmont, MD 21788 is 125 acre mountain retreat of the President of the United States. It is just across the Pennsylvania border, not far from "Site R" (Raven Rock), the Alternate Joint Communications Center.As it seems there is no better zoom resolution available - understandable […]
Disneyland Paris If you are in France, en route A4, sortie 14, 77700 Marne-La-Vallé, that's where Uncle Walt's worldwide empire set it's foot on the European continent. The happiest place on earth, the European twin of Disneyland Anaheim was the second spin-off theme park and the third Disneyland worldwide. The park Disneyland is just one […]
Disneyland Anaheim The original Disney Park in Anaheim, Disneyland, is the happiest place on Earth. Even the address is special: 1313 S. Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA. Rumours go the double 13's in the Disneyland address stand for M. M., Mickey Mouse's initials. Wikipedia page
hewlett packard's garage Generally regarded as the birthplace of Silicon Valley, Hewlett-Packard's (in)famous garage. It's still there: 367 Addison Ave. Palo Alto, CA USA N 37* 26' 34.9" W -122* 9' 17.5" you might want to check out this photo with a dedication plate: http://www.videoi.com/~pietro/NerdTour/images/HPGarage.jpeg
Googleplex Google's headquarter is in Silicon Valley California, on the former Silicon Graphics Lot at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Sunnyvale, CA 94043. Call them: Telephone: (650) 253-0000.