Friday, July 15, 2005

Google Earth - The Coolest Thing Ever

Check this thing out. Note the checkbox that allows you to have roads superimposed on the map, which is pretty key to finding anything. The picture quality seems to vary quite a bit. Charlottesville is a blotchy, blobby mess, but the detail on our old Fox River Grove place is amazing. Even the cars in the driveway look sharp. Bantry Lane isn't quite as good, but it's not bad. D.C. of course looks good, but it seems to me there's a missing apartment building in there somewhere. It also looks like someone has taken a bottle of white-out to the top of the White House. I love doing slow zooms up and down. Once you know where to look, you can see the Pentagon from about 20 miles up. Likewise what looks to be a section of the Great Wall (40d37' N, 116d45' E) is visible up to about 100 miles.

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