I love Google Earth. It’s one of the most far-reaching tools available for free on the internet. You can use it as a teacher, student, professional, or for fun. It has so many layers, it will never be boring.
Needless to say, I spend a lot of time on it, but even I didn’t think about a shout-out using GPS tags. Here’s the Google Earth picture, then read his story below:
Ayn Rand is getting some pretty heavy endorsement via GPS of late, as one man — Nick Newcomen — recently drove 12,328 miles across 30 American states to scrawl “Read Ayn Rand” via GPS data inputted into Google Earth.
Newcomen — who explained to Wired that he undertook this mission simply because he is a Rand fan — took more than 30 days to execute this task, using a GPS logger (Qstarz BT-Q1000X) to create the letters. He started in Marshall, Texas, where he began writing out “Rand,” and then drove on (turning off the GPS whilst not writing) until the entire, “Reading Is Fundamental” sentiment was complete. Read on…