Google tours Rio de Janeiro’s favelas.
Georgia does not appear on Google Maps, whereas Russia does. How odd.
Update: They do have Georgia, just not at a very good level of detail.
Whilst listening to left wing radio today I heard two notable things, which struck me as totally wrong.
While having dinner with Pastras tongiht, I remarked that Google was brilliant because they never did anything hard. That is not to say that the creation of that company did not involve anything difficult, but rather that they use technology in a proper way and never in a way that just barely works.
What is the word for that?
A new word I just learned from the surprisingly difficult to use Volokh site is “Parade of Horribles” which I’ve never heard before.
Google Maps has satellite photos of New Orleans from Aug 31 of this year.
And as I’m writing this, Mike just sent me a link to it.
And for those of you following the screw-you homeowner Kelo Supreme court ruling, check out Hotel Lost Liberty.
Google Earth was released today and I’m blown away. Basically it’s a free version of their KeyHole software, but with incredible capabilities. Skylines, tilting and foreign cities, it’s all just staggering.