Google Maps API

This thing is amazing, let’s face it they have mapped most of the world using their api now, granted with other peoples data but it’s still an interface which is pretty familiar to most people. With the advent of the updated Google Earth to include the sky and space on it’s display there is now the same data (I assume) but mapped with the maps api! It’s pretty amazing that you can now not only explore your own planet but the space around it and also the other planets. I wonder how long it will be before we can take virtual space tours via Google web delivered software.

There really must be something in their offices. Check it out, BBC News.

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