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Google Earth

Jul 10, 2005
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This has got to be one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.  It’s called Google Earth.  Google explains it best:

Google Earth puts a planet’s worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. View exotic locales like Maui and Paris as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more.

It really is pretty amazing…  The program allows you to tilt and rotate to see 3D buildings and terrain.  You can also save your favorite images. 

AND…you can pretend that you work for the CIA and are accessing real time satellite imagery while looking for bad people.  Or not.

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6 Responses to “Google Earth”

  1. Bill says:

    this is the greatest thing i’ve ever seen. i’m linking to it!

  2. Betsy says:

    That is absolutely incredible. If you set the angle to parallel to the ground and zoom way in, you can “fly” over your neighborhood.
    I love the elevations of the ground… I know it’s too much to ask that I want the buildings to be 3-D, too!

  3. BOO! They haven’t made the MacOS version yet.

  4. Betsy says:

    Kenny, at least they acknowledge that they SHOULD and are working on it. Most programs act like we don’t exist.

  5. sandy says:

    loved this!

  6. matt says:

    Got it about a week ago and played with it, but the resolution for rural areas wasn’t that great.

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