Monday, February 06, 2012
It's Google Maps, But Not As We Know It
Blocky Earth is a fabulous WebGL experiment using the Google Maps API to show a 3d representation of the Earth.
To view the map you will probably need to use the Chrome browser as Blocky Earth uses canvas and WebGL to render locations representing terrain and elevation with cubic blocks. The map includes a search option so you can choose to view any location on the Earth.
The map also has options to zoom in and out, rotate the map and to view it in full-screen mode.