Friday, July 22, 2005

The most amazing application ever?

My old friend Steve Tomer encouraged me to try Google Earth, "A 3D interface to the planet":
Google Earth – Explore, Search and Discover

Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in -- Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.

Fly from space to your neighborhood. Type in an address and zoom right in.

Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Get driving directions.

Tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings.

Save and share your searches and favorites. Even add your own annotations.
Google already has had zoomable maps with satellite imagery, but Google Earth is much more extensive. And addicting, so be warned. It was bittersweet to look at my family's old house in Utah, which we sold after my father passed away five years ago.

The free version is available here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Arun said...

hey its true tht google earth is awesome. but i have a old P2 machine and can't download tht stuff.
hope u r interested in seein my blog
tomwhitewashesthefence.blogspot.com

Saturday, July 23, 2005 2:47:00 PM  
Blogger Quincy said...

NEATO!!! !!! !!! !!! !!!

Monday, July 25, 2005 1:06:00 AM  

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