Satellite images of Wake County just received an update in the Google Earth application. Based on the state of the construction of the Alexan in North Hills and the state of Fayetteville Street, I’m placing the images in either January or February of 2005. So, not wildly current, but still nice to not have to see the icky roof of the old North Hills Mall roof.
Doesn’t look like the update has made it to the web-based Google Maps, but I’m sure that’ll follow soon. For those who have Google Earth installed, I’ve included the KMZ file below for the view of North Hills. For those who don’t have Google Earth installed, you should give it a try. It’s really quite amazing. I especially encourage the parents out there to do so. My nieces and nephews love me to take them on a “tour” of parts of the world. With the way it flies from place to place, it is a powerful tool for learning all about our world.
And hey, if you need a vacation but can’t get away, just take the occasional Google Earth cyber trip!