Co-creator of Google, Sergey Brin, is championing a “Features not, products.” campaign through the halls of Google. They have come to the conclusion that their rapid growth has caused them to loose direction. Their countless applications have started to confuse users and detract from their core service, search.
That is a bit of a mouthful. God Control of Google Earth. You can literally grasp the world in your giant god like hands.
This is what the clever folks have to say about their on the cheap make-culture invention.
Atlas Gloves is a DIY physical interface for controlling 3D mapping applications like Google Earth. The user interface is a pair of illuminating gloves that can be used to track intuitive hand gestures like grabbing, pulling, reaching and rotating. The Open Source Atlas Gloves application can be downloaded here and operated from home using a webcam and two self-made illuminating gloves (or flashlights).