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New to the iPhone: Google Earth

Posted or updated 10.27.08 by Bill Lamb

Just a few days after posting about smart phones comes a nice addition to the iPhone’s line-up of applications: Google Earth.

I’ve never played with Google Earth on my desktop/laptop, so this has been a first for me and, I have to admit, a lot of fun. First up, I looked up and zoomed in on the buildings in which Phillip works (apparently) in Cupertino, Calif., and was amazed at the resolution. It seems some parts of the country and world have higher resolution photos associated with them than other areas. Paris, for instance, is pretty low-resolution. But in Cupertino I can recognize the handicapped markers on parking spaces.

Next, of course, came Rimbach. While the resolution wasn’t as great as that in Cupertino, it still appeared better than that of Paris. And it’s great to get a good look at Rimbach any time you wish.

(Hey, Charlie, I see your house.)

The Hill is well represented, with the sites in clear view and linked to nice photos of each. A quick tap of a blue square, and the user is presented a photo and a title.

Not sure Google Earth is, as yet, anything but a nice time-waster for me. But be that as it may, it’s a very cool time-waster.

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Air Force veteran Bill Lamb served in Rimbach from January 1974 until December 1975. After a 25-year career in journalism, he now handles online communications for Paris Junior College in his hometown of Paris, Texas. He blogs about a little of everything.

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