Now you can see what Mount Saint Helens looked like before it blew its top in 1980, courtesy of Simon Seamount, a graduate student at Michigan State University. It comes with a nifty timeline — drag it past the explosion date, and you’ll see the old shape of the mountain as a translucent 3D shape draped above the current outline.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this newish Google Earth blog before — Google Earth Users Guide Project, funded by the UK’s Royal Geographical Society, with the intention of helping teachers to use Google Earth in the classroom.
Interesting innovation from Virtual Earth, merging the desktop with the mobile phone: Send directions from your home computer to your phone. No matter how fancy your mobile phone gets, it unlikely to ever sport a biggers screen than your desktop screen. (US only)