[TAG] (forw) Re: GoogleEarth for linux
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jun 13 10:49:35 MSD 2006
Quoting Kapil Hari Paranjape (kapil at imsc.res.in):
> Also note that http://maps.google.com/ viewed in a graphical browser
> like firefox, followed by a switch to satellite mode is not a bad
> alternative to Google Earth.
> In particular, it uses the same images.
> The main difference is the lack of the GL interface.
A good point. I had a good time touring around my home town (Victoria,
Hong Kong Island) via Google Maps's satellite view.
> For those who may be interested here is a satellite image of where I
> live (maps.google.com url shortened using tinyurl.com). It's the third
> house from the top in the row of houses in the centre of the picture.
Ah, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. <sigh> For now, all I can do is look from the
air, and visit Andhra-style restaurants for lunch.
> (Giving this information may consitute a security risk but I hope that
> either my enemies do not have access to GPS guided missiles or if one
> of them reads LG, then they are so intrigued by the articles that they
> forget to bomb me. :-))
Well, just to be thoughtful, I've furnished ICBM coordinates on
http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/ for anyone who cares enough to send the
very best. (The elevation figure is just my guesstimate, so please send
corrections if any of you are moved to send ranging shots.)
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