powers of awesome

January 27, 2007 at 9:09 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

alright, i never downloaded google earth, it just seemed like a lot for something kinda cool, and I doubt my laptop would have done very well with it. but this is awesome. more than awesome in the sense that there is more than just some awe. it’s called flash earth and it provides a completely smooth scrollable interface to google maps, yahoo maps and a bunch of other satellite map hosts. and you don’t have to download anything, it works right in flash.

my neighborhood:
http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=40.72024&lon=-73.984484&z=20&r=0&src=msa
when you zoom out a ways, it’s really bizarre how, out of the entire eastern seaboard, manhattan became the most developed.

my last apartment in Portland:
http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=45.515909&lon=-122.650872&z=20&r=0&src=msa

The best use is to find where you live, zoom all the way in and zoom all the way out. just click and hold on the + and – buttons on the zoom bar. i’d really like to try this on a big screen.

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