Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Google Earth: your 3D interface with the planet


"earth at night" from Google Earth





Being an fanatic Googlephile, I must command you now to check this out please: Google Earth--your 3D Interface with the planet you live on.

I have prophesied that soon people will interact with the External World via blogs and personal computers. We will be able to change, modify, do things to the "real world" while poking at our laptops, wrist puters, puter medallions, and PCs.

The negative side is stupid "virtual hunting" where you mercilessly, needlessly, barbarically kill an innocent brother or sister animal via your computer linked to a rifle in some other location. Idiotic senseless violence.

But positive manipulations will also be forthcoming.

This prophecy of mine regarding External World Interaction via Personal/Wearable Computers...

...is coming true with all the force and velocity of an astral nuclear locomotive.



This is so exciting, I'm just copying and pasting the material from:

Google Earth
http://earth.google.com



[NOTE: The response has been so great, the server had to take a breather.]



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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 Earth products [ product comparison chart ]
Google Earth
Free!

Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop.

View exotic locales like Maui and Paris as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more.

• Get Google Earth (it's free)
• Learn more


Google Earth Plus
$20*

Google Earth Plus is an optional upgrade adding GPS device support, the ability to import spreadsheets, drawing tools and better printing.

Google Earth Pro
$400*

For professional and commercial uses, Google Earth Pro is the ultimate research, presentation and collaboration tool for location information.


Google Earth Enterprise Solutions are also available for on-site deployment of custom Google Earth databases in your enterprise.

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[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate

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