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Saturday, July 09, 2005

Google Earth to Edong... Earth to Edong...

Awesome!
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Google Earth

I tried Google Maps. It was cool. But Google Earth is Awesome! Amazing! See for yourself...

San Juanico Bridge connecting Leyte to Samar. I had to verify whether Derkie was accurate when he said the bridge takes the form of the letters S and L.Satellite photos have been on the web for so many years now. But what Google Earth did was give us an interface where we can so easily find places on earth and view satellite photos of them. What's cool too is how it zooms and zips from one place to another as if we're in a rocket ship that can go up so quickly to see the wide view and down so quickly to see more details of the landscape below.

Download Google Earth. It's around 11Mb, it's a program you'll need to install on your computer. Not for the weak processor-ed. It didn't work on old Kurdapia, my laptop. But it's working very well with Fiona, Maya's computer.

Take a look at some photos....

Manila! The details aren't very clear. But the congestion is. Sayang, wala masyadong ma-zoom. Unlike the images in the U.S., ang lilinaw ng mga streets, buildings
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Manila! The details aren't very clear. But the congestion is. Sayang, wala masyadong ma-zoom. Unlike the images in the U.S., ang lilinaw ng mga streets, buildings.

Cuyo! This is where I spent a year. At the lower left is Bisucay Island. Right is the main island of Cuyo. They've lengthened the pantalan, I see...
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Cuyo! This is where I spent a year as a volunteer teacher. At the lower left is Bisucay Island. Right is the main island of Cuyo. They've lengthened the pantalan, I see...

And, last for tonight, Sydney! This is where my sister and her family are. I see the opera house and the bridge! Atchi, I'll visit you there someday. Someday soooooon!!!!
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And, last for tonight, Sydney! This is where my sister and her family are. I see the opera house and the bridge! Atchi, I'll visit you there someday. Someday soooooon!!!!

I'm still amazed at Google and what technology can do.
And even more amazed at how God's hand created such a wonderful world. Let's not ruin it.

ka edong
narito sa maliit kong mundo
namamangha sa kalawakan ng mundo
May Dios!

4 Comments:

  • At 8:36 am, Blogger nox said…

    ka edong,

    amazing eh? makes it possible to do planet earth surfing. in the future this could be fun way of interactign/surfing the web. you do the zoom-zoom thing on a location, and out comes the list of websites (with mini-screenshots) on that particular location!

    what's amazing is google's tradition of an open platform that allows crazy 3rd party developers to whack something with it.

    i blogged about it here

    noxsufer

     
  • At 10:48 am, Blogger Edwin "ka edong" said…

    Here's another link from nox' blog: Still playing around with Google Earth

    Sarap 'no? Amazing talaga. And Creepy! Isn't Google starting to become God?

    What I find amazing too is the overlays that you could view. Like restos, shops, building etc.

    Konti nalang talaga, ma-se-search na ng google ang brain ko.

    Heck, they're already doing that through my Gmail!

    ka edong

     
  • At 10:51 pm, Blogger elizabeth said…

    I used to view a lot of aerial photographs when i was younger, my first airplane ride was on a small plane that takes aerial photos..yung ang opening/daanan ay sa ilalim and they open it when we fly low so that you could see closely the land, the mountains, the seas you are passing.. exciting yon... pero to be able to instantly zoom in to different locations that you think of exciting din yon... ngayon sa google earth, sa machine mo lang gawa pag dating ng panahon... teleporting na kaya?

     
  • At 6:32 pm, Blogger Sedricke said…

    astig no. dati akala natin sa tv lang nakikita yan. pde na pala nating gawin mismo. hehe. astig.

     

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