The Sammarinese Test

I play with Google Earth a lot. I thought it would be interesting to compare the landscape it generates with a photograph taken from the same place. Here is the hinterland of San Marino and the northern reaches of the Marches, taken on May 16, 2011 from the balcony of the hotel The Wife and I stayed in that evening, and as close to that same perspective as I could get Google Earth to simulate. I will leave it to you to decide how good a job Google Earth does of imaging reality (bearing in mind that the photograph is also an image of reality, one generated in a different manner). Click twice on each image to expand them to full size.

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.

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  1. I recently used Google Earth to check out some islands in Boston Harbor that I’m planning on kayaking to this summer. One of them looked like Shutter Island, so I told my friend about it and how we should go check it out and such, and he responded to me that his brother had been a park ranger a few years ago and the island I was talking about was actually where they filmed Shutter Island. Google Earth is amazing.

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