- Calculate distances for potential bicycle rides using the ruler (Tools Menu) function, also examine elevation changes.
- Looking at animations such as those released at Popular Science.
- Using the flight simulator (Ctrl+Alt+A)
- Exploring space with Sky (planet shape icon underneath menu), my favorite feature is planet animations.
- Random exploring of the high resolution areas of the planet, especially those with streetview and with lots of topographic relief. I spend a lot of time circling the globe and looking at GigaPan images.
GigaPan Image of the Golden Gate Bridge