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Why waste all that time and energy travelling?

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To make up for the fact that I haven’t had much worth writing about the last couple of days (though I think later I might just write about not having anything to write about), I give you something cool to go look at and amuse yourself: Google Sightseeing.

I’m a tremendous fan of Google Maps. I feel like a nerd for saying so, but it’s true. And it’s absoultely amazing what you can see with the satellite views they have on their now…seeing my house from space was a pretty damn cool thing. Google Sightseeing finds lots of those pretty damn cool things and points them out to you, the Adoring Google Maps Consumer. An example from today (which will really only be of much interest for those of you familiar with Boston): the enormous rainbow-colored gas tank along I-93.

(And here’s a little bonus especially for our friends in the Tampa area.)

UPDATE (11:21 p.m.): In the process of looking for the satellite map of the airplane graveyard (see my response to Saundra’s comment below), I found a page full of other bitchin’ places to look at through Google Maps. (Beware! Exactly the kind of thing that could suck up hours of your time without your even realizing the hours had been sucked.)

Written by Allen

June 7th, 2005 at 2:39 pm

Posted in Technology

3 Responses to 'Why waste all that time and energy travelling?'

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  1. Google Maps both amaze and freak me out, but I love these entries. Giant art! Bad directions! Wheee!

    Saundra

    7 Jun 05 at 4:16 pm

  2. I’ve spent entirely too much time just playing around with Google Maps. I even learned things about the town I grew up in–didn’t realize it was laid out quite in the way it was.

    One of the coolest things I’ve seen yet–and I didn’t link it from the post only because I was talking specifically about the Google Sightseeing website–was the satellite shots of the “airplane graveyard” in Tuscon–hundreds of decommissioned airplanes, clearly visible.

    Allen

    7 Jun 05 at 11:21 pm

  3. We have the graveyard you are looking for!

    http://www.googlesightseeing.com/2005/04/07/boneyard-tucson-az/

    Alex

    8 Jun 05 at 9:06 pm

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