Sometimes I want to be somewhere I’m not. Today, it was Yosemite. Fortunately, there’s a high-tech solution: virtual touring. Here are a few of my favorite resources. There are many more resources you can use for virtual traveling. Google image search MapQuest Bing Yahoo Wikipedia YouTube Do you use the Internet to “travel”? What are… Continue reading Virtual Touring
My main page had really slowed down: 56.58 seconds to load completely! The culprit appeared to be the four embedded Google maps. Let’s see how the loading time broke down (all times according to Firebug): Category Entire Page Google Maps Portion HTML 20.5 s 5.925 s CSS 5.04 s 0 s JS 26.55 s 22.656… Continue reading Embedded Google Maps Slowness
Google LatLong Blog — Google’s new blog for Google Earth and Maps. Its second post shows Greensburg, Kansas, Tornado Imagery.
One link for today. Are You Statisfied? — Show you latest visitor on a Google map in real time. Here’s the blogan map. I imagine this would be even more exciting for those who get more hits. ;-)
Yesterday, 32-year-old Charles Carl Roberts IV killed five schoolgirls and then himself at the West Nickel Mines Amish School. It seems strangely appropriate that Google maps does not have a high-resolution satellite view of the Amish school. Update. The school building is gone. The Amish kept no monument to the terrible evil that occurred that… Continue reading West Nickel Mines Amish School
Google celebrates the 36th anniversary of the first lunar landing with Google Moon. Zoom in for a surprisingly detailed, color view of the landing sites. Hat tip: The Office Weblog.
So you want to make a memory map, but don’t know how? Here’s a simple guide. Go to Google maps. Zoom in to the area you want. There are two easy way to do this: The first method is to enter an address in the search field on the Google page. Google will display a… Continue reading How to Make a Memory Map
It’s amazing how looking at satellite photos of a city I haven’t lived in since 1987 brings back memories. I created a second memory map, this time using a larger scale. You can visit my Flickr site to see both. Go here to read my earlier article on memory maps.
What do you get when you combine satellite photography with annotations? Memory maps. We can thank Matt Haughey for creating the first (?) memory map using Google Maps new satellite view and Flickr’s photo sharing and annotation. It’s so easy that I made my own memory map. The idea is contagious; a Flickr group (or… Continue reading Memory Maps