More Google Earth Stuff

If you are one of the 8 internet users who doesn’t have Google Earth yet, go download it now. I have recently discovered two blogs that Google Earth fans should visit: Google Earth Blog and Google Earth Hacks. Both offer current information coming out of Google Earth as well as pointing out places of interest and are well worth the visit.

These are two recent high resolution Google Earth images. The left is Safeco Field, home of the Mariners, and yes, that is actually homeplate that you can see. On the right is Qwest Field, home of the Seahawks. This is actually an image of the WSU Cougars lined up for a field goal at Qwest.

Also (via Google Earth Hacks), Google, NASA to Work Together.

The two organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding that details plans for cooperation in a variety of areas, including supercomputing and “bio-info-nano convergence,” which combines the research areas of biological, information and nanotechnology to produce new materials. Google also plans to build an office, set to be “up to one million square feet” in size, in the NASA Research Park at Moffett Field. “Imagine having a wide selection of images from the Apollo space mission at your fingertips whenever you want it,” says Eric Schmidt, Google CEO. “That’s just one small example of how this collaboration could help broaden technology’s role in making the world a better place.”

It would be a beautiful thing. Instant access to the numerous amounts of imagery coming out of NASA would make me very happy. Having similar access to the galaxy as we have with Google Earth would also be cool, although you can do that with other software packages. One (that is free) that I am going to try out is Stellarium Astronomy Software. I will let you know how it is.

I am heading down to Seattle for the weekend so see you in a few days!
Ή χάρις του κυρίου ημων Ίησου Χριστου μεθ’ υμων.

UPDATE: Found another site (via SunbeltBLOG): Ogle Earth - another site that highlights the cool things that Google Earth does.

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