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Maybe I need to start MapGeekz, too…

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Sorry I haven’t posted anything in the last couple of days–all of my free time at work has been eaten up by Google Earth. (And to those of who didn’t get to download it before they closed the beta–I am so sorry. You have no idea.)

I feel like such a geography geek right now. I’ve always liked maps; it’s probably one of the reasons why I’m usually the navigator anytime we take a long drive or go somewhere we’ve never been. (Terry’s obsessive and manical need for control while driving feeds into that, too, of course. <wink!>) So playing with Google Earth has been a whole helluva lot of fun for me.

And it’s been educational, too: I’m gaining a much greater understanding of how the world’s put together, the physical relationships between different places that it’s hard to get until you actually see the world in 3-D. Did you realize exactly how far north England is, by the way? I live in the northeastern corner of the U.S., and England’s several latitudinal lines above us, yet I’d always assumed it was roughly around the same latitude. Learn something new every day.

I might start posting interesting things I discover in hopes that you’ll find it interesting, too–and I know that geography (especially geography of places outside of the U.S.) isn’t really one of the things that gets taught all that well or that often in American schools. Would you guys be cool with that? Maybe I could make it a weekly feature?

Written by Allen

June 30th, 2005 at 5:02 pm

Posted in Technology

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