Ever wonder what would happen if you dug a hole straight through the Earth, where would you end up? Recently, Google Earth Community member ‘KoflAIR‘ posted a simple little mashup for Google Earth which makes this possible! You simply load his network link , and zoom in to a place you want to dig. A “Dig Here” placemark will appear after a short pause. Double click the “Dig Here” icon and you will be flown to the other side of the Earth from that point. You may want to zoom back out to figure out where you ended up. Since the Earth is nearly 75% covered with water, don’t be surprised if you end up in the sea. Interestingly, digging through the Earth from the Forbidden City in Beijing ends up in Argentina. Thanks for posting this ‘KoflAIR’!
When Google Maps mashups started appearing, it wasn’t long before hole digging applications started appearing. Here is one example from last year called Earth as a Sandwich – which is probably one of the better maps versions. The Google Earth one is pretty cool though.
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