Interesting Wheeling

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ORBITING WHEELING

Posted by ZaneMan on August 30, 2006

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Some people may not know that high resolution images of the entire Earth are freely available online. Most are from satellites orbiting the planet and some are from aircraft. Here is a view of the general Wheeling area from Google Maps. These are great images and allow easy zooming in and out. The slider at upper left shows that this is zoomed about 60% of the way from showing the whole Earth to seeing your own house. Yes, you can see your house (but not your dog). It is fascinating to zoom in to almost the highest magnification and then fly over the streets that you normally drive each day. This is just a screen shot – you have to go to Google Maps to zoom and roam. Make sure your computer window is wide enough to see the full image! This is one of the most amazing resources on the web – have fun with it!

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