Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Google Earth

If you surf the Net regularly you'll surely have come across Google Earth by now. If you haven't then you're in for a treat because Google Earth is, in a word, cool. Very cool in fact. It's easy to download and install, and great fun to play around with.

Have a look at the online version of Google Earth which is available at Google Maps. Here is a section of Taichung-Kang Rd (Taichung Harbour Rd. 台中港路) just outside the city. If you follow it along to the right it becomes blurred when you reach Taichung city so you can't see my house. You can see the Metropolitan park and Dong-hai university if you follow the road scrolling to the left (okay, that would be westward if you want to get all geo-technical on me).

When you visit the Google Maps site you may need to zoom out before you can zoom in on another area. For some reason when I go to the Google Maps site I am presented with a map of the U.S. First, you have to click 'satellite' then zoom out to see the whole world. Next, double click on the area you're interested and zoom in agaiu.

Here are the Bermuda Isles where I was born. You can really zoom in close to see a lot of detail.

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