Comparing sizes of large objects and areas of land

December 16, 2010 | By | Reply More

Visualizing the size of large objects and areas of land has never been easier. Next time you’re wondering how big something is, check out the BBC’s website called Dimensions. I put the moon on top of Australia. Then I put the World Trade Center on top of my house. Then I superimposed the Mars rovers over my neighborhood. Then I placed the area affected by the 2010 Gulf Oil spill over New York City. For my finale, I compared the ancient walled city of Babylon with modern day Vatican City.

This is a really nice use of Google Maps.

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Category: Noteworthy, Statistics

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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