Googlesightseeing.com

The Monitor

October 12, 2006

What's the point? -- Google Earth, which offers maps and satellite pictures of more and more localities every day, created a lot of buzz when it launched. As it gets updated, there are ever more oddities visible from satellite to be spotted all over the world. Recent posts have spotlighted giant sculptures in Germany, rooftop graffiti in San Francisco, a crowd in Trafalgar Square and the shadow of a teddy bear recorded on an Oregon beach during a kite festival.

What to look for --You can search by locality to see satellite images sorted by place. For Maryland, there are overhead shots of stadiums, Fort McHenry (pictured) and the Francis Scott Key Bridge (as well as its remarkably large shadow).

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