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March 01, 2011

BBC Dimensions

With BBC Dimensions, Google maps are used in innovative ways to provide a sense of scale for everything from the Great Wall of China, to Glastonbury festival to the Marianas Trench. Ever wonder how the Gulf Oil spill would look in London or the Colosseum in Berlin? Simply type in an address or place name to compare, say, the size of Stonehenge to your backyard or the size of the moon to your continent. A work in progress, BBC Dimensions aims to bring new perspectives to the understanding of history and events with the latest in mapping technology.

Below, see the Pyramids of Giza at Michigan Stadium, with the Pyramid of Khafre covering the Big House:

Posted by rmassare at March 1, 2011 10:30 AM


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