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16 de Marzo 2007

Dig a Hole Through Google Earth

Dig a Hole through Google EarthEver wonder what would happen if you dug a hole straight through the Earth, where would you end up? Recently, Google Earth Community member 'KoflAIR' posted a simple little mashup for Google Earth which makes this possible! You simply load his network link , and zoom in to a place you want to dig. A "Dig Here" placemark will appear after a short pause. Double click the "Dig Here" icon and you will be flown to the other side of the Earth from that point. You may want to zoom back out to figure out where you ended up. Since the Earth is nearly 75% covered with water, don't be surprised if you end up in the sea. Interestingly, digging through the Earth from the Forbidden City in Beijing ends up in Argentina. Thanks for posting this 'KoflAIR'!

When Google Maps mashups started appearing, it wasn't long before hole digging applications started appearing. Here is one example from last year called Earth as a Sandwich - which is probably one of the better maps versions. The Google Earth one is pretty cool though.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 16 de Marzo 2007 a las 10:40 AM

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    If you dig while looking at Madrid, the capital of Spain, you end up just next to Wellington in New Zealand !

    Awesome :)

    And yes, unfortunately most places have their hole going to the ocean, almost all of europe and the US ...

    Enviado por: xandros at 16 de Marzo 2007 a las 01:00 PM

    Why is it that "we" always say that China is on the other side (ref. China Syndrome)? The really weird thing is that I have heard this "fairytale" told both in Europe and North America. First of all, the opposite side would have to be on the southern hemisphere, but China is on the northern. And China can't seriously be opposite to both Europe AND North America.

    Enviado por: Morten at 16 de Marzo 2007 a las 01:18 PM

    He bajado el archivo pero no sé como activar el Dig Hole. Tengo la versión 4.2
    ¿Puedes ayudarme?

    Enviado por: Martin at 15 de Marzo 2008 a las 10:37 PM

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