Thursday, February 26, 2009

Using Google Earth as a Writing Tool

I’m blogging about using Google Earth as a writing tool today over at Prairie Chicks Write Romance.

Google Earth is a free geographical download that’ll give you a whole new outlook on the world you live in. I use can even spot my mom’s car in her parking lot.

They just released a Google Earth 5 (Beta) and I'm boggled by the implications this can have on my historical writing:

See global changes with decades of historic imagery
If you've ever wondered how your neighborhood has changed throughout time, Google Earth now gives you access to the past. With a simple click, check out suburban sprawl, melting ice caps, coastal erosion, and more.

Can you imagine being able to see what your chosen setting location really looked like way back when? I can't wait to use this writing tool.

So come on over to and answer these questions:
- Have you ever used Google Earth? (for anything)
- Have you set your novel in a location you've never visited?
- What do you think of this new technology?
- Have you ever read a book and knew the author had never really been there?

Come on over... I’d like to here your opinion.

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