Friday, August 31, 2007

Better and Better: Google Earth’s Hidden Surprise: A Flight Simulator

Hot on the heels of the inclusion of Google Sky, an astronomy viewer in their excellent Google Earth program, I see this accouncement from TechCrunch that the lastest version also includes a built-in Flight Simulator. How cool is that?

I have just played around with it a bit and found it simple to use, with very basic features, but fun as all get out! What a great way of using all that great imagery in another unique way.

Google Earth’s Hidden Surprise: A Flight SimulatorWe’ve always known that Google has wanted to challenge Microsoft’s desktop dominance in a number of areas, but to date we didn’t know that extended to gaming.

Hidden inside Google Earth is a secret Flight Simulator that takes full advantage of Google’s extensive satellite imagery.


(Via TechCrunch.)

An anonymous commenter passed along this link to a YouTub video demoing the new Flight Sim Functions...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Check out this YouTube video on the Google Earth Flight Sim: