Google Maps Flight Simulator

John Musser
Aug. 07 2006, 12:15AM EDT

Just a quick note on Goggles, the first attempt at implementing a (deceptively) simple but creative flight simulator on a Google Map. A fun little diversion. Pick from five cities and go. Arrow controls let you change altitude and turn your plane. Even supports flame-out crashes. Note that as the about page says, it was created by Flash developer Mark Caswell-Daniels and he's available for hire (a classic example of a "resume mashup" as discussed last week regarding BT's developer contest).

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