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World map with ground-level photos

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The Degree Confluence Project has a Composite World Map composed of, and poping up, ground-level images. So one can "walk" the world. On the Medium and Large maps, one can see the individual pictures of the mosaic.

-- Mitchell N Charity (email)

Better than Keyhole, you can get a completely free NASA program (called WorldWind) that does the same thing at

The WorldWind program also has access to loads of other statistical data that can be projected onto maps (mostly climate and population data) and some other educational data (like the Lewis and Clark maps).

-- Jim Pfleger (email)

Google earth is a superb application for accessing satellite photgraphy of the earth's surface. It can be linked with terrain elevation, roads, borders, buildings, and easy mouse controls can be used to do flyovers, zooms, and rotations. The interface is very transparent, and the data are given emphasis. Latitude and longitude can be overlaid, and distance measured with a simple tool. User-supplied overlays can be fed into it as well. A magnificant achievement.

-- Drew Knight (email)

Google Maps now includes, in some locations, ground-level views, and they now have a modeling program, SketchUp, that allows people to put their own models in Google Earth.

-- Niels Olson (email)

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