Sunlight Foundation sheds political light on Google Earth

Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 5:07 PM



It's always inspiring to see the diverse, innovative ways people are using our products. Today on election day, it was especially exciting to come across a group called the Sunlight Foundation that's using Google Earth to 'shed some light' on the activities of Congress. The organization has created a unique KML file that pinpoints nearly 1,500 areas where congressional provisions (or earmarks) are directing funds. Read the USA Today story.

Check out this thought-provoking layer and find out where your tax dollars are being spent. And if you haven't already, don't forget to run out and vote!