Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Google Earth - Verdict: F***ing amazing

This photo, decreased massively in size, and also in quality for space’s sake, is from the excellent Google Earth.

I can’t tell you enough how impressed I am with this free program — as people add more information to various databases, more can be done, but in noteworthy sites all over the world you can zoom in on the actual terrain — so you get to see actual elevations — as well as 3D buildings in selected US cities.

You can add all sorts of local information. I tried to display roads in a small village in the English Lake District, for example, and it got all the correct roads. If I lived in the US, it could tell me which train stations, coffeeshops, supermarkets, cinemas etc. were on those roads. It could link me to prices, opening times, that sort of thing.

Get more info here. Download it here. And when you've done, take a few tours.

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