If you have a decent computer and broadband, check out Google Earth. It’s amazing. It’s google maps on steroids. You can fly over satellite pictures with virtual 3-d buildings and the terrain, measure distances between places, get directions from Chicago to Los Angeles and then fly over the route, fly thourgh the grand canyon. I made myself a mission tour, flying from Strasbourg, Fr. to Verviers Belgium, back to Mulhouse in Fr. and so on.
While it’s fun, looking at the world as a 3-d globe, zooming in to street level (where the satellite pictures have high-enough resolution) makes me feel like a part of humanity, gives me global vision. It’s the God’s-eye view. Check it out, and post anything fun you come up with.