Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rome Reborn project on Google Earth

It doesn't seem to be working yet, but it would not be an exaggeration to say that this is something I've been anticipating for years.

I'm already wearing out the "Check for Updates" button in Google Earth. Very exciting!

2 comments:

Judith Weingarten said...

It seems to be up now! Exciting stuff:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/13/arts/design/13anci.html?_r=2&scp=2&sq=rome&st=cse&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

David Powell said...

It's working much better now than on launch day, but it's still achingly slow on my computer (which is no slouch).

Once I got over the euphoria of the textures and shapes finally loading and began to click my way down the Via Flaminia, I was surprised to discover that I felt a bit melancholy! Not quite the same as quietly contemplating the ruins of Palmyra, I suppose.