I Can See My House From Here

This is easily the most fun I’ve had with a computer for a looong time. Google have put their mapping technology to work to create ‘Google Earth‘, a piece of software you can use to ‘virtually fly’ anywhere on earth.
Seriously. You start with a view of the world, and you can keep zooming in to anywhere. For example, there’s a satellite photo of my place. Then I can tilt the camera so I can see perth in the background. Then I can fly to New York. Then back to Rottnest. All with fairly high-resolution images of each location.
The interface is slick, if you have a computer to handle it, and it’s dead easy to understand. And (drumroll)… it’s free.
I’m happily recreating all my last few years of travelling. It’s so nice not to have to fly economy.

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