Google Maps

February 11, 2009 at 7:47 pm (Uncategorized)

The satellite view for OL1 1BB (UCO) must be over a year old, as it doesn’t show University Studios!

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

To get from Huddersfield to Madrid by car would apparently take 20 and a half hours, while walking (part of the way on water, according to the map) would take 7 days and 14 hours.

I’ve just had a look at the Place de l’Odeon in Paris and it’s almost as good as being able to stroll down the streets myself. My favourite French Revolutionary, Camille Desmoulins, lived there and I could get a lot closer to the windows of  his second floor apartment than I could in person. But I couldn’t see in, and this and the blurred faces of passers by is quite reassuring about the privacy aspect. If you were a Chinese human rights activist, you could Google map a tour of human rights violation hotspots. Shame the government have banned it.

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