It’s like the online maps.google.com except on steroids. As I move my pointer over my neighborhood, I get the elevation of the terrain and my ‘eye altitude,’ how high up I’m floating.
Zooming down results in a blurry image. There must be a way to find the optimum viewing altitude for a particular area. Well, it looks like certain areas have closer views available than others.
Clicking or searching for new locations results in a scan from where you are to where you want to go. There is a physical sensation of traveling which is nicely done.
Whoa. Clicking on the Google Earth Community layer over Richfield, MN resulted in a wifi placemark for Dunn Brothers appearing.
Check The Savvy Technologist for some links to a podcast and some cool views of the Earth.