The latest Google Earth mystery to achieve fame has been reported by The Register , an apparent flying car spotted in Perth, Western Australia. What interests me most about this and the “black helicopter” spotting craze, is how these sightings rapidly travel around the community of Google Earth Users.
Perhaps we are all guilty of focusing too much of the neat globe user interface and unprecedented availability of data in Google Earth – in fact the thing which Google Earth may be remembered for is as the worlds first truly global community GIS, in which its long term value is making available really useful community derived data-sets.
After-all if you are like me, when I buy something now on Amazon, I always check the customers reviews – valuing this information at least as much as the manufacturers data.
Written and submitted from home, using my home 802.11 network.