Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Virtual Tour of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.

Thanks to the power of Google Earth, one can now re-create the infamous 1906 earthquake that ripped up and shaped San Francisco, California. The USGS has enlisted Google Earth to utilized the ability to download and manipulate files (known as kml.files) and create a virtual tour of the site with multiple layers. A similar use of Google Earth in manipulated form was illustrated with Maxim Magazine's 100th Issue cover of Eva Longoria being a 100' banner in the middle of Nevada and seen on Google Earth (Previous Post). Google Earth continues to show its potential and growth as a useful tool with multiple applications. One can only imagine the future uses of Google Earth. Link: Virtual Tour of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.

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