Central California Soaring MapBased on the work by Mike Reid, this map indicates lift zones, landmarks and landouts in the Central California area.
Santa Ynez Google Earth Tours
I built a couple of tours in Google Earth for the Santa Ynez valley. The idea is to give pilots a sense of where the typical hotspots and lift entry points are at. Obviously can't show every trigger, but at least a handful of the important ones.
The Narration portion is a little bit rough. The hard part is getting it in one take and I didn't bother with a script.
If you have Google Earth installed, you should be able to open the KMZ file.
Once that opens, there will be a couple of "Tours" and if you select the tour a little "Play Tour" button appears at the lower right of the explorer box. I'll attach a screenshot for the Mac version of Google Earth. Probably the same for the Windows version, but may be slightly different.