Friday, August 26, 2005

google earth


this is seriously awesome. i wasn't crazy about downloading and saving the program, and it takes a few seconds to get a hang of it (i recommend using the hybrid - both satellite and street map views), but i was able to locate my apartment's fire escape, as well as my previous homes in dc. my parents' house is too rural for any sort of decent photo, and i was pleasantly surprised to see that, while they don't have a lot of aerial views of galway, ireland, what they do have is a gorgous splotch of green, purple and white. unicorn land!

http://earth.google.com/

it's interesting that my last two posts have had to do (sort of) with planets and space and science, considering i know nothing about any of these things. i DO know that if i wanted to learn, though, i would go here.

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