Rapa Ennui

I too went looking for Easter Island during one of my first forays onto Google Earth, only to find some of the lowest-resolution imagery in the database. That’s probably because it’s one of the most remote islands around, and in any case the situation can be remedied by overlays, but as France’s Le CyberRider illustrates with screenshots, this is one spot where NASA’s World Wind beats Google Earth hands down. Good to be reminded now and again that there is competition out there.

(PS, I’ve been lucky enough to make it to Easter Island, and I can highly recommend this beach. Truly one of the world’s finest.)