Nice guide to things one can do with Google Earth
The Atlantic Monthly | March 2006
Google Earth and its rival programs offer (civilians) a new way to look at the world
by James Fallows
A s best I can figure, I have spent 35,000 to 40,000 hours of my life sitting at a computer. This knowledge does not improve my mood or self-esteem. But it brings into sharp relief the handful of moments at the keyboard I can distinctly remember, each involving a time when I realized that the computer had just done something important and new....