Hooper_X This is pretty close to my initial crazy dreams about Google Streetview - hook this fucker up to a racing simulator and let me drive down any street in the world. I want to turn donuts in the middle of a photorealistic Pennsylvania Avenue.
spork865 Yes! That is exactly what I've been thinking about for years! Imagine being able to have a racing game or GTA clone that uses your town. It won't happen for a long time, but I can dream.
kiint Ace Combat 6 has had a similair geo-mapping system since 2007, although you can only fly through the cities, not drive...
RockBolt There is a flight simulator within in Google Earth as well, hidden in one of the menus, you can pick a jet or little prop plane if I remember right
fluffy It's just a combination of a bunch of inexpensive technologies that we've had available for years, but what a combination!
Comeuppance Now just hand that data over to Rockstar and I'll have exactly what I've always wanted.
GTA: The Fucking World.
TheOtherCapnS They keep outdoing themselves. This looks even better than Google Ron Paul.
kiint hmm, well from the comments I thought he was going to say "Betelgeuse" at the end and fly off into the galaxy. Now that I think about it Im sure that they have this but just aren't showing it yet.
Agent #1 There are programs that do that already, so they could easily get all the star position data for their own thing.