Google will release an election tool for its popular 3-D mapping software “Google Earth,” enabling users to view congressional districts and related campaign information.
The Google Earth 2006 election resource tool indicates the country’s 436 congressional districts with stars on the popular 3D map of the country. Clicking on a star pops open a bubble window that has information on the candidates in that race.
The window also includes links to news, images and Web search results on candidates, as well as to information on where and how to vote and campaign finance reform.
“Our hope is that young people using Google Earth will…make better, informed choices,” said John Hanke, director of Google Earth and Google Maps.