Racing at a track with Cold War history: Sachsenring - 6 August 2008 - Will Pittenger's stuff for Google Earth and maps
My name is Will Pittenger. I have been making KMZ sets for Google Earth for a long time. After I starting making those, I wanted overlays for my sets. I was unsatisfied with the accuracy of the images available at Wikimedia Commons. So I started making my own with Inkscape and uploading them. Then I needed a place for anyone that liked my KMZ sets and/or maps to find others. For a while, a simple blog sufficed. But, once I started getting requests, I knew I needed something better. This site is the result. You are welcome to set up an account. Some activities are for registered users only. Take your time poking around and let me know what you think.
Racing at a track with Cold War history: Sachsenring
This track in former East Germany is rather new (1995), but was
inspired by a steet racing circuit from which it borrows some layout
remants. During the Cold War, the East German government got upset when
citizens sang the West German anthem when a West German one the race.
So following 1971, they banned races that were open to those from the
I included an overlay based on a brand new SVG. There are
three track layouts, placemarks for each turn, and some placemarks for
other items at the facility. Unfortunately, data for the historical
layouts - especially the street circuit is scarce.