Saturday, August 25, 2007

Flash Earth: The Dynamic Mapper Comparison

Flash Earth is a unique tool which allows one to view the earth through various dynamic mapping engines. The choices one can pick from are Google Maps ("satellite" view only), Microsoft's Virtual Earth (aerial and hybrid), Yahoo Maps (satellite), and Ask.com (aerial and physical). Other views are OpenLayers and NASA Terra.

One can travel to a location via the search engine or by centering on a spot. Latitude and longitude are given and one can easily change the viewing direction. It is even possible to obtain a direct link of what one views.

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