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Re: Zoom from my house to 38 miles above the earth
Google Earth rocks. I've spent many an afternoon zipping around the
earth exploring. Some interesting views:
- The Grand Canyon, but use the middle mouse button to lay the camera
down and you'll find that instead of just flat-earth satellite
imagery, they've draped the satellite photos over 3-D terrain. You
can fly the Grand Canyon as though you were in a helicopter. :)
- The Forbidden City in Beijing. Having a full satellite view of this
ancient bastion of hidden power means a lot to me symbolically.
- The Himalayas. Again cool 3-D terrain. I was looking for some
large Buddhist monasteries, but never found 'em. I did find the Taj
Mahal, but the resolution's poor and it's little more than a white
Anyway, this is all blather for another list. Fun program.
On 12/28/05, daniel stevenson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> hehe cool,
> kinda creepy & cosmic,what are those plants back by the
> good heads up on the google earth site.
> thats guitar generated?pretty far out...
> rock on,
> Kris Hartung <email@example.com> wrote:
> This doesn't have a lot to do with looping, except that I integrated
> my Y2K5 performance with this video, and it could make some of us loopers
> feel more connected and informed on our whereabouts, but I discovered
> Earth and I think it is absolutely mind blowing.
> Check this out:
> It is a video (with loop music over it) that I created using Google
> It starts at about 100 feet above my house in Boise, Idaho, USA, and
> out to about 38 miles outside the planet Earth, using sattelite imagery.
> could have zoomed in instead of out, but I had a more difficult time
> controlling the speed, and it was jumping between altitudes (probably
> because it was merging separate satteline feeds). But you'll at least
> feel of where I am on the planet Earth, down to the top of my roof,
> driveway, yard, and everything. The exact location of the center and
> of my roof is 43 Degrees 37' 52.80" N by 116 Degrees 13' 03.98" W, OR 43
> 37.528' N, 116 13.03' W if you were to copy this location into the Google
> Earth search box.
> More info on Google Earth...
> Yahoo! Photos
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