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FlashEarth

Written By: Gary on December 11, 2005 3 Comments

MycondocarSo there’s an interactive Flash-based map browser out called FlashEarth. It uses maps from Google or MSN and can superimpose cities and streets on the map. It’s very cool and pretty quick. It seems like the MSN maps zoom in a level closer. Give it a try!


I used the MSN maps to do this picture of my condo. There’s actually 4 condos in the images (you can see the two chimneys of the upper units). The cool part is that you can clearly see that there is a car parked in back of my place (on the left side). So it’s either a visitor or I left the car out of the garage, which I rarely do, so it’s probably a really nice day out. It’s hard to tell since it’s in the shadows. I’m guessing this image is about 4 years old since I think that’s my old grey/silver/purple-ish convertible (the color changed in the light, technically it was light iris pearl) with the black roof.

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3 Responses to “FlashEarth”

  1. Scott says on: 11 December 2005 at 11:13 pm

    Very cool. I’ve used Google maps before, but this one seems a bit smoother and more powerful. A couple times when I was zoomed way in, I zoomed out to find that I was on the other side of the world. Anyone else have that problem? Maybe it’s just me.

  2. Kevin says on: 12 December 2005 at 12:14 pm

    Way too cool. And addictive.

  3. Vikkie says on: 12 December 2005 at 1:51 pm

    Great place to waste away a few hours. Pity there’s no close up images of where I live. I had the same problems as Scott. I found my hometown zoomed in but when I zoomed out I was in London, shame it’s not for real!

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