Searching for Santa?
Search no further than Google Earth this Christmas.
In anticipation of the 2008 Christmas Santa searching and tracking season, The Google Lat Long blog reviews Google’s history with NoradSanta.org and the evolution of Santa Search over the last several years.
NORAD – an acronym for North American Aerospace Defense Command – is a joint organization of two countries in North America – the United States and Canada that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty and defense for North America except Mexico.
I am sure when it was founded in 1958, NORAD’s founders probably did not envision the day would come when the world would be filled with billions of interconnected computers and mobile phones whose owners could each track Santa’s location from the comfort of their home or car with a digital 3D map product called Google Earth… yet indeed today we can.
With Google providing the equivalent of a Santa Radar and a Santa Cam via desktop computers and mobile phones combined with Santa sighting commentary offered in six languages (German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese) children and adults worldwide should be able to get all of their “Where is Santa?” questions answered on Christmas Eve December 24, 2008 unlike at any other time in history.