Posted 23 August 2005 - 05:27 PM
Mind you, I could launch Virtual PC (with Windows 2000) and emulate it. Although it wouldn't be particularly fast.
Posted 23 August 2005 - 05:57 PM
It's a 3D virtual world map where you can zoom in to a variety of places around the globe. However they have actual satellite imagery as an overlay so you can actually see all the roads and buildings. Here is an example:
Unfortunately it is more detailed in some places (America, Japan, etc) than for say Scotland. However they do have street overlays for Scotland so you can see where all the roads are even though the detail can get blurred at that level of zoom.
Posted 25 August 2005 - 10:28 PM
Edinburgh (Old Town and New Town) overlay: http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=68667
Glasgow (city centre) overlay: http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=68606
Posted 26 August 2005 - 06:26 PM
Posted 28 August 2005 - 03:34 PM
El Azizia, Libya. Here on September 13th, 1922 a new record was set for the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
The mercury reached a scorching 58.7°C (136°F) on that day and the record has never since been broken.
Posted 28 August 2005 - 08:41 PM
Posted 01 September 2005 - 11:25 AM
The Taklamakan is a desert in the Xinjiang Uighur region of the China. Some references state that Taklamakan means "if you go in, you won't come out" while others state that it means "Desert of Death" or "Place of no return." It covers 270,000 km² of the Tarim Basin.
Yuri Gagarin, the first person in space, spotted the Taklamakan Desert (among other features such as the "green onyx" and the "emerald necklace" - both in the former USSR) thanks to the wavy appearance the lines of sand dunes produce.
The distance from the left edge to the right edge of this image is >140 km.
Zoomed in more. The lines of dunes running north to south are 3 to 4 km apart longitudinally.
Posted 01 September 2005 - 06:48 PM
^"Lawnmower Man" - lol
Posted 01 September 2005 - 08:52 PM
Posted 06 September 2005 - 06:40 PM
Posted 11 December 2005 - 07:02 PM
Aberdeen (2001), Craigmore (2003), Dundee (2001), Glasgow (2002), and Renfrewshire (2002).
Posted 25 April 2006 - 02:35 PM
Some Paris examples:
The pyramid at the Louvre
The Eiffel Tower
Charles de Gaulle airport
Posted 25 April 2006 - 04:48 PM
I have a photo like the top one that I took from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Only I think my photo might have been more fuzzy.
I heard that (I think its Google Earth anyway) it didn't have the Apple Mac headquarters on it. It's because they built it after the photos of that area were taken but its still quite funny.
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