Sunday, September 11, 2005

Google Earth - A 3D interface to the planet

This Google application has a HUGE wow factor. It has been suggested that it is the best thing ever to be given away in the history of free things (This had been a pay service called Keyhole before being purchased by Google) . Google Earth is a map of the world made up of satellite and aerial images. You can type in an address or zip code and zoom right in from outerspace. It's a planet worth of pictures that you can magnify, tilt and explore to your heart's content. You can "fly" from one location to another. It is so powerful that the South Korean government is voicing concerns about disclosure of it's military bases. I could go on and on, but this MUST be downloaded (easy & quick) and seen to be appreciated. Here is the Link: . Be forewarned, flying around the planet is strangely addicting! To get beyond the basics, check out Chris Sherman's recent article Hacking Google Earth . This is world class COOL!!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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