An Unvexing Keyhole

I’ve been playing with Keyhole for a while now, and it has become a favorite toy. Sure, I go in to see if there is good resolution on the Nazca Lines (sadly, there isn’t), but I end up wandering the streets of Rome.

As Keyhole expands their database, they will cover the entire world with fine resolution, and recent images. Of course when that day comes, it will be a matter of minutes before news groups spawn, listing the most likely places to find outdoor skinfests. Nude beaches will be heavily trafficked. Some hippie couple, living off the land in the wilds of Montana, could become famous!

Me, I’m a little tamer. I want to:

  • Explore the Nazca lines.
  • Search for crop circles.
  • Have a scavenger hunt, with things like a herd of elephants, or even a polar bear (eye strain!) on the list.
  • If it’s possible to know when an image of a certain place is taken, I could have a guy dress up like Waldo…

Keyhole has already improved my geography skills (which suck so very much)–it is a toy for every classroom.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to Paris.

1 Responses to An Unvexing Keyhole

  1. GreyDuck says:

    Hmm. $30 to ogle the planet. Tempting…