This story from the local paper reveals a new use for Google Earth. Dane Hawker decided to take a look at where he goes fishing and found a huge sculpture on nearby farmland.
Is there a catalogue of “Google Earth Art” in other locations?
If you have Google Earth installed, download and double-click on the .kmz place-mark file below and it will fly you to the location. If not, you will need to install Google Earth at http://earth.google.com (Note: It requires a broadband Internet feed).
Download Google_Earth_Art-Snells_Beach_NZ.zip (0.6K)
The kmz is in a zip file as TypePad was changing the file extension on download.
High resolution images for New Zealand are limited and we don’t have the road maps or search data seen in the US maps yet but this sort of application has a huge future.
About Google Earth: Google Earth streams the world over wired and wireless networks enabling users to virtually go anywhere on the planet and see places in photographic detail. This is a 3D model of the real world, based on real satellite images combined with maps, guides to restaurants, hotels, entertainment, businesses and more. You can zoom from space to street level instantly and then pan or jump from place to place, city to city, even country to country.