Wednesday, July 13, 2005

wherrrre's Wally?

This is mind-blowing stuff.

Search-engine powerhouse, Google has come out with an interface that allows anyone (meaning you and I) to scan the whole globe via satellite.

The Google Earth interface.

Google Earth, as the project is called, is still under beta testing, but already impresses with clear images of cities and major landmarks across the world. A colleague of mine spotted his family's house in Perth...and his neighbour's car!

Paris. Spot the Eiffel Tower.

Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya also appear on Google Earth, albeit in lower resolution. It's probably an incomplete scanning process which should be fixed in the near future. But hey, I spotted my residential area. Check it out...

Home sweet home.


phyebeng said...

Hey man, share the link.

jv. said...

Did I fail to mention that you can also search out hotels, restaurants, banks etc.? That's still missing from the KL map but it gives u an idea of the potential this thing has.

szeyen said...

thats very interesting
is it going to be like a live satelite scan thing or just like a map of the world?

Sivin Kit said...

awesome ... thanks for the link

jv. said...

At this point in time, Google Earth only displays satellite images that have been taken over the last 3 years. Live satellite feeds for the masses could be a reality in the near future, but I'm not sure if it will be implemented due to privacy concerns and such.