G o o g l e  E a r t h

Google have been advertising their 3D map of the world recently, so I thought I'd give it a try. After a virtual flight from Winchester to Cumbria it all seemed pretty accurate, so I thought I'd try it out against somewhere further a field. Somewhere I had photos to compare against. Somewhere like New Zealand.

I used the free version of Google Earth from earth.google.com

Click the pics for full sized images...

Looking towards Wellington
Near Arthur's Pass
Arthur's Pass Summit
Franz Josef Glacier
Bruce Bay
Lake Hawea
The Remarkables, Queenstown
Middlemarch, Central Otago
Banks Spit, near Christchurch

Verdict: What an awesome piece of software! Astonishing to think you can now position yourself anywhere on the globe and look around as if you were actually there.