Saturday, July 02, 2005

Mindblowing...

... is the only suitable word to describe Google Earth. I have spent the day playing with it, switching the 3-d renderings of buildings on, switching the roads on, the postal code areas. Looking at where all the ATMs and grocery stores are located! Tilting and "flying" from Memphis to Dublin, etc, etc. This is the most exciting bit of software I've seen for so long, the most exciting thing since Napster began. And it's free!

Finally, switching on the Keyhole community is just swell, little information "i"s pop up, each one linking into a post on the forum, more info, pics, etc.

... well, I'm going to continue playing...

2 Comments:

Blogger HF said...

It is truly great. Do you (or anyone really) have an idea why the resolution seems to vary so much. I can get Istanbul so clear you can see the leafs of salat in someones kebab, but Freiburg stays a muddy blur....

6:40 AM  
Blogger kingfelix said...

heiko, resolution varies for simple reason that the input data is of varying quality, i am sure it will come up to a generally high level at some point, although sensitive regimes like Saudi are always going to stay mysterious. highest resolution i've seen is Tokyo, incredible!

8:14 AM  

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