"Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. View exotic locales like Maui and Paris as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more."
Google Earth is something you just have to try. It is the world in 3D and is quite breathtaking. Warning: Google Earth is more addictive than crack, but it is a wonderful way of wasting time.
What a wonderful world
The imagery is for the most part stunning. Some parts of the World are a little lacking in detail. But where else can you fly from Saddam's Former Palace to Nelson's Column, to Lhasa, Tibet so easily, affordably and quickly? This is a world without jetlag and pollution. It still is a world without true freedom though.
It's a funny world
From flying cars to Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction there is a lot more to Google Earth than the average atlas. It is this interactivity that has created a whole biosphere of Google Earth users. The Google Earth Community is a good place to find out more about Google Earth.