|Fly from space to your hometown
|Posted by: AceBHound on Dec 2nd, 2004 10:00 PM
|Keyhole, aquired by Google in October 2004, has software that allows anyone to zoom from a view of the earth to the street level in any country desired. It's pretty intense to see it in action -- they have a 7 day free trial, so why not check it out?
"With keyhole, you can fly like a superhero from your computer at home to a street corner somewhere else in the world -- or find a local hospital, map a road trip or measure the distance between two points," said Jonathan Rosenberg, vice president, Product Management. "This acquisition gives google users a powerful new search tool, enabling users to view 3D images of any place on earth as well as tap a rich database of roads, businesses and many other points of interest. keyhole is a valuable addition to google's efforts to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful."
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