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Friday, December 24, 2010

Follow Santa's route live in Google Maps or Google Earth!



Do you wonder where Santa delivers his presents right now? Here's a hint... 

With NORAD Tracks Santa tool (click here) you can follow Santa on his Christmas Eve journey around the world in Google Maps or Google Earth. Explore YouTube videos and Panoramio photos from each location that Santa visits. Also you can track his route by opening Google Maps for mobile and do a search for "Santa" to see his latest location.

NORAD stands for North American Aerospace Defense Command. So, what's Santa got to do with NORAD? Continue reading... 
"For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight.
The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement for children to call Santa misprinted the telephone number. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations "hotline." The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born.
In 1958, the governments of Canada and the United States created a bi-national air defense command for North America called the North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD, which then took on the tradition of tracking Santa.
Since that time, NORAD men, women, family and friends have selflessly volunteered their time to personally respond to phone calls and emails from children all around the world. In addition, we now track Santa using the internet. Millions of people who want to know Santa’s whereabouts now visit the NORAD Tracks Santa website.
Finally, media from all over the world rely on NORAD as a trusted source to provide updates on Santa’s journey."
(From NORADSanta.org)


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