Genuine Curiosity

Author Dwayne Melancon is always on the lookout for new things to learn. An ecclectic collection of postings on personal productivity, travel, good books, gadgets, leadership & management, and many other things.


Google puts me in orbit

I see a post tonight on Slacker Manager about a cool use for Google Maps. Well it just so happens that, this afternoon, I was using Google Maps to plot a course to take my family out for dinner at Gino's on Portland's east side (it was quite good, by the way).

While plotting the course, I discovered yet another badass Google feature - they will plot your course on an actual satellite photo, complete with highlighting, etc. I was so impressed I started bringing my kids and their friends upstairs to see it.

Check out this map that shows the course from the Portland International Airport to Powell's City of books, should you choose to visit our fair city and shop at the best bookstore in the world.