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Tourism is nice. But why not leverage the utilities to service the people that are local, here now. Too often we're trying to make our Pennsylvania places, including our home town, into something that it isn't.
Google Earth and other tech tools can be used to help understand our places -- for those that live here, pay taxes and raise our kids here.
To jump on the notion of Google Earth for tourism is another tiny example of the tail wagging the dog.
Heck, the Governor wants to sell the PA Turnpike. It would go, we expect, to a firm with finance resources that resides outside the USA.
Wait. Perhaps there is a connection. Get Google Earth to help sell the PA Turnpike.
Perhaps Google Earth could have been used by locals to give feedback to the PA Turnpike Commission -- to point out potholes -- so it wouldn't have been so miss-managed and in need of a bailout.