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I FOUND THE TARDIS!

(Well, a bunch of other people found it before me, but I thought it was a neat trick)

After browsing around Facebook for a bit, I noticed an odd item in my news feed:
What could this be?

So I decided to check it out. After fiddling around with a newer version of the Google Maps images (and some more recent images), I decided to go incognito (according to the comments), and by using the Classic version of Google Maps on this link (bit.ly/14K4bWn), I was able to.....you guessed it: GO INTO THE TARDIS!
Yay! We are in the TARDIS! The console! In detail! More console! In detail! It is more than just cardboard cutouts We can go under and mess with the wires! Viewing from afar What? Time to leave?

....and (even though I know it was just a recreation of the actual TARDIS, and I wish it was Tennant's TARDIS instead of Smith 2.0, as first seen in "The Snowmen") it was fun to view. I can't wait to go to the the experience and view it myself with more interaction!


Tags:#doctorwho #tardis #google #maps

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Google meets SimCity

Google ceases to amaze me. I was trying to find the quickest way to my local polling place today, and I saw a new button on Google Maps that said 3D. Couldn't help but click it.

Not to change subjects, but this marks my 100th Blog Entry! Yay!

Anyway, after a few minutes of processing, I was surprised! Google merged Maps with Earth and added 3D effects to the browser-based directional application. It seems like Google took a trick from Maxis' gamebook and created a realistic SimCity.

Before proceeding, take a look at what SimCity can produce (as of SC4):
SimCity


Here are a few samples I thought I'd try:

Raleigh, NC


Raleigh, NC


Charlotte, NC


Charlotte, NC


San Fran


San Francisco, CA


Washington DC


Hey look! 3D Trees and 3D Fountain!
Washington, DC


Hey look! A CG person in DC!


A Person in DC!


My fellow Con-goers should recognize this structure


Can you guess the con?


If you get a chance, try it out yourself. It's only in Metro areas for the time being, but other places (like Waynesville) have a topographical 3D layout instead of buildings (yet).


Tags:#google #maps #earth #simcity #maxis