Thursday, February 17, 2005

Google Maps!

Best map site I've seen! Check it out here:

Dynamic, interactive maps that are draggable. You re-center by double clicking, or drag, or scroll, or search by address. Completely integrated with Google Local, so you can easily find businesses, too (just type the product you want, such as pizza). I love these maps! So far, it's just the US, with a few major Canadian cities. I was able to find the birthplace of my grandfather in a little village in Ontario, however -- and the cemetery where many of his ancestors are buried! Oh, you can get driving directions, too.

Latest addition -- satellite photos! Just click the little link to the upper right. Sharp, clear, and NEW (2005).

There seem to be no Mexican maps at all -- just blank south of the border. What a great beginning, though.

For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. - Rainer Maria Rilke 1875-1926

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