Saturday, April 08, 2006

Google Earth

I've been surfing the entire earth recently using this coolest software called Google Earth. It is a free product made available by Google that lets you view the entire earth in 3D, but has enough detail that you can zoom in and view your own house! This software was not created by Google in the beginning. The software was created by Keyhole which was bought by Google in 2004 and lauched it using the name called Google Earth. So, if you have broadband you really don't have any excuse not to download this programme
The application stitches together hundreds of satellite photographs to create a seamless globe for you to nose around from a birds-eye view. You can download patches that add markers to your version of Google Earth to help you find anything from world landmarks and the houses of the rich and famous, to rumoured secret military vehicles and meteor craters.
Google Mars was announced earlier this month. It currently just a flat map and not nearly as much fun as this brilliant Mars Add-on which was created by a user, but the all-singing all-dancing official add-on (made in conjunction with NASA) is planned for the near future. Slowly dominating the entire universe, there also Google Moon. It not exactly thrilling, but worth a look if only for the chance to zoom in as close as you can to discover what the moon really made of. Try it dude~!
Below are some places that I found using Google Earth
See the Suria KLCC and Petronas Twin Tower building?
Have you found your house yet? I found mine already (The yellow pin)
The square one is the famous Forbbiden City and the round landmark in the middle of the lake is the resident of The President of the People's Republic of China
There are some weird photo taken by Google Earth. Like this photo (the yellow pin) taken in East Russia, opposite Chukotskiy, Alaska. It used to be a black hole area where no one know why the place was so blur no matter how u zoom it. Even, the Google Earth itself cannot explain it. If you wish to search this area please enter 66 15 N 179 13 E

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