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Re: Zoom from my house to 38 miles above the earth

Check out this program then, http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/
same basic principle. It installs then downloads the pictures as needed.  lots of fun.
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Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: Zoom from my house to 38 miles above the earth

Once again, not visible for the Java code, even with popups enabled.
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Sent: Wednesday, 28 December, 2005 00:10 AM
Subject: Zoom from my house to 38 miles above the earth

This doesn't have a lot to do with looping, except that I integrated part of 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 Google Earth and I think it is absolutely mind blowing.
It is a video (with loop music over it) that I created using Google Earth. It starts at about 100 feet above my house in Boise, Idaho, USA, and zooms out to about 38 miles outside the planet Earth, using sattelite imagery.  I 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 get a 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 top 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...