Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Earth

OK, this has absolutely nothing to do with the house project, but is one of the most amazing pieces of software I've seen in a long time: Google Earth. My computer doesn't have a powerful enough video card to render everything properly, but it's still amazing. And once you've zoomed in to one place, type in a new location, and hang on for the ride. It'll take a moment for the data to download, but once some is cached..."woah" (said in your best Keanu Reeves voice).

4 comments:

Katarina said...

So, is Gene easily distracted? :-)
But actually, at this very moment he's out there working with a young man named Eris, from Hondorus, who's here to work for the day. I'm guessing Eris can dig faster than I can....

Jon said...

I saw this mentioned in the Chron this morning, but the site is down and I can't get the software.

Here's one you can use for the bay area http://live.airportnetwork.com/sfo/

you can zoom in in the ariel photo mode and see your roof.

Gene said...

Ariel photo? Wouldn't that be something like this? :-)

Jon said...

MY BAD!!!