The Earthwalk represents an intuitive way to control Google Earth.
The user navigates on the earth’s surface using five footpads. The arrows represent the cardinal points as heading directions. Activation of one of the pads simultaneously with the center pad will speed up the pace of navigation. Simultaneous activation of the pads marked with plus or minus will result in zooming in and out respectively. The installation was created by Jens Franke and Thomas Gläser. The project was carried out within the framework of the Arduino Workshop at the Design College HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd November 2006, under the supervision of Massimo Banzi, one of the inventors of Arduino.