NEWS: Google Earth Takes Us Back Centuries

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  1. Vishal Gupta

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    The Google Blog announced yesterday that Google Earth now has the ability to take you back through time so that you can easily compare the current land and layout with how it was hundreds of years ago. For most people this may not be something that you use on a daily basis but can you imagine how cool this would have been when you were just a little kid learning about maps and how they have changed over the course of time?

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    Switching between the old maps and current ones is as easy as moving the transparency slider which could make this a priceless tool for the classroom. When I say priceless I really mean it in two different ways…because it would give kids an unmatched understanding of how the world has evolved and it is also priceless because it is free!

    With all of that being said I am disappointed that I can’t try out the new historical map features. Google Earth seems to run unbelievably choppy in Vista almost to the point where I can’t use it. Hopefully things get smoothed out as Vista nears the official launch so that I can start tinkering around with this.

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    Thx for info. U r really hard working. rn't u? :D
     
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    awesome...........thanks!
     
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    thanks! VISTA
     
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    Kudos to Google for the thought
    Great Innovation
     
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    Good for History teachers, Historians, other who want to have look back in time.
    Nice work from Google.
     
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    Thanx for the info .. the old maps look awesome.
     
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    awesome work by google
     
  9. thanx for info, i saw it in the local new paper.
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    ..................now where to download this?
     
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    Great work by google.
    Google Rocks
    Thanks for the info !
     
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    nice piece of info, tnx vishal.
     
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    wowww....amazing.... :)
     
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    Another worthy service by google!
     
  15. Ankur Gupta

    Ankur Gupta Wandering in time...

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    really nice work by both google and vishal :D
     
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    Really great work by google
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    Really great work by google:eek:
     
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