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13th-Mar-2008 10:28 am
tawny frogmouth
Does anybody else find themselves wasting (?) hours looking at the planet through google maps?  I think it might be my new obsession.  I can't help myself.  A mention of a place I don't know and I'm google-mapping it and, before I know it, have distracted myself for a long time.  Usually time I can't afford.  ;~P

But I can't express how enamoured I am of this planet, and how pretty it is.  The colours and shapes... I can look at them forever!

I was reading a news article this morning in which there was a reference to Lake Titicaca, and I realised, despite knowing the name really well, I had no idea where it was or what it looked like.  Enter google maps.  And, as per my usual style, I looked around a bit and found this pretty place -

...and ending up spending an hour trying to find the name of this body of water.  The best I can do is tell you that it's in Bolivia, south of Lake Titicaca, and west of Lake Poopo`.   Why doesn't google maps label water?  I've had this problem looking up rivers too.  Bad googlemaps!

But isn't it pretty?!

12th-Mar-2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
Aren't they pretty much the same thing? I personally prefer googlemaps cos I don't like the whirly-spinny thing google earth does. The rest of the family think it's fun but it makes me nauseous. ;~P

The pic of our house/area is really old; c2005. Bridges and schools have been built since it was taken!
13th-Mar-2008 12:01 am (UTC)
I had no idea, I just found google earth, I have never tried google maps, I just assumed it was like mapquest. Cool, I am going to check it out now...lol.
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