Saturday, April 12, 2008

Disturbing Google Earth Images

Every once in a while, there's software that is just simply amazing. Google is one of those programs, and Google Earth, is as well. If you haven't explored Gooogle Earth, you are depriving yourself of a really neat experience. If you've used Google Maps, you've actually used the same code, but Google Earth lets you control where you "go" on the planet and zoom in on things like the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China, or better yet, your house... The resolution is quite good, since the program licenses images from the military's KeyHole (KH) satellite constellation that orbits the earth. I've posted a link below to Google Earth download.

Google Earth Download
(Download "button" is on Upper Right Corner of Page)

People using Google Earth have found some crazy images, some cool, others really disturbing. In one case, the image of Denver International Airport (DIA) from space is particularly disturbing, as is the image of the Navy's barracks in San Diego from space. If you don't believe me, type in "Denver International Airport", or better yet, just click the links below.

The world is an interesting place.

Navy Barracks at San Diego

MSNBC Story on Barracks

Denver International Airport

Pyramids of Egypt