Saturday, September 10, 2005

Digging deep with Google Earth

CNET "Digging deep with Google Earth
For all of us who were told that if we worked long enough, we could dig a hole all the way to China, it seems we were woefully misinformed.
A neat app built around Google Earth allows users to click on their current location and then shows where you'd come out if you dug straight through the Earth's core to the other side of the planet. Looks like the Blogma writers in CNET's San Francisco offices will have to bring our life vests along for the trip because we'll end up in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
The only disappointment is that since most of the planet is covered with water, i.e. doesn't have high-res capability on Google Earth, many of the places users' 'holes' end up can't be seen up close. But if you're one of the lucky ones who lives opposite land, zoom way in and check out where you'll pop your head out after the long journey through the center of the Earth."

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