Sometimes nice things come back and surprise you. Last year, just after I’d upgraded to Google Earth Plus, I was looking for some good Santa-stuff in Google Earth (so I could show my younger relatives something interesting on what is otherwise a very dull computer), and I spotted a shape: looking around Northern Europe I realised the nice crinkly edges formed a good pair of antlers. Continue reading
The recent demolition of Killay House left a lot of memories without an anchor. It was a familiar shape to the thousands of people who travel on Gower Road daily, and it had been so for over 120 years. Growing up in Heol Glasnant (where the houses are tall), and going to school in Hendrefoilan (futher up the hill) meant that the old building was always in our line of sight when we looked across the bay to the view’s focal point, Mumbles Head. I understand that before NCH sold the site there was talk of getting the building protected: why this didn’t happen is not something I know. Continue reading
I think this may be an exclusive! It’s Apple’s 30th birthday next month; and they’re planning something big to mark the occasion.
Today I learned from a trusted source that Apple is poised to make history next Saturday when it unveils the worlds first advertisement that can be seen from space.
Penyrheol Comprehensive School (where I used to do an evening football class, and a team which our school rugby team played against regularly) has been razed to the ground by fire. Continue reading
Just a quickie this, because there’s so much to look at. Google Earth has just had a major data update for the UK. Continue reading
The data from Google Analytics has started to roll in, and the highlight (from a purely human point of view) is certainly the map view which shows where on Earth everybody who visits this site comes from. Continue reading
Google has recently added some new aeriel images to the Google Earth Database, and one of the places that has received significantly better coverage is Portsmouth, UK.
Portsmouth College provide some fantastic (historical and current) aeriel pictures of Portsmouth on their website, so I thought I’d try comparing them to see just how good the rendering in Google Earth really is. Continue reading
Google are running a public beta of Google Earth, and in keeping with their “don’t be evil” policy, the basic version is free for anyone to enjoy. Continue reading
When Google bought Keyhole a few months back, several of us were moved to a sharp intake of breath. The potential of combining Google’s search capabilities with a three dimensional model of Earth was just so interesting that only luddites, and my dad (The Grand Luddite), could fail to be impressed. Continue reading
It didn’t take Google long to innovate again. Several months ago I wrote about Google’s acquisition of Keyhole, describing how it provides Google with a means of presenting location based information. It appears that this may be the first step that’s required before the fruits of that acquisition can be harvested – enter Google Maps. Continue reading