Trying out Google Maps

CoffeebythebooksI have some appointments in California next week, so I get to road test the beta version of Google Maps which only work in USA. My meeting is with Dr. E.B. Brooks, of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and we are meeting at the Coffee By the Books, at Fuller Seminary. And thanks to Google Maps, I could send him links and images for him to get there. Last time we met, I was really late and the time before that I left my camera in his office. What a clutz!

But if i was a real showoff (which i am only sometimes) then i would send him a Satellite image. Now thats a cool feature!



Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Mike Jones says:

    It launched in the UK yesterday:
    [andrew: thanks mike – here is your link

  • Isaac says:

    Google has done it again! Gmail is super-dope and now Google Maps is completely blowing the socks off of yahoo and mapquest.
    BTW-Picasa (google’s image organizer) is not a bad entry level photo editor. Especially because it is free for the asking.
    I blog with blogger and the interface between Hello/Picasa and Blogger is pretty easy.
    Anyway . . have fun with Gmaps(???)

  • Scott says:

    A couple of sites I’ve found are keeping track of cool sights to be seen with Google Maps satellite feature…
    Interesting Google Satellite Maps — virtual sightseeing
    * Bill Gates’ house
    * White House- with “erased” rooftops
    Google Sightseeing (blog; new sites often)
    * satellite perspective shift over Dallas (Apr 8)
    * Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

  • andrew jones says:

    having a google satellite photo of your church is worth abandoning house church philosophy and getting a REALLY LARGE auditorium, with a big roof that you can write messages on . .
    no wait . . a green field that you can make messages out of hedges . . .
    no wait . . .

  • cheryl says:

    I must have a real geeky side to me. These satelite maps are really cool.
    Some church parking lots would make an interesting “canvass” for messages. Especially the ones that are so big that they use trams to transport people.

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