Website of the Day: Goggles

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Today’s Website of the Day is Goggles, a Flash-based flight simulator based on Google Maps. It’s a pretty simple piece of software to use – basically just fly around using the four arrow keys over the terrain provided by Google Maps. You can even fire missiles by using the Space Bar, not that you ought to be…

It’s a cool little application that will pass some time. You can start from some of the major cities, or even the Moon, and there’s a slightly convoluted method of specifying your own starting location. It’s a bit of a faff but if you do (and Google has photographed the place you specify) you can fly over an area you choose.

After a while you can seem to ‘fall off’ the map, and end up flying over white space. Give it a try.

Andy Merrett