Virtual globes: The web-wide world

@article{Butler2006VirtualGT,
  title={Virtual globes: The web-wide world},
  author={Declan Butler},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={439},
  pages={776-778}
}
Life happens in three dimensions, so why doesn't science? Declan Butler discovers that online tools, led by the Google Earth virtual globe, are changing the way we interact with spatial data.Mapping for the massesGoogle Earth's integration of satellite images, maps and models, and the neat way it zooms around, have quickly found it a place on countless computer desktops. As well as making sure where you live is on the planet, there is fun to be had looking for curiosities (tinyurl.com/9xl3z is… 
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