Originally Posted by Sabretooth
I've always had this idea of an ubergame that is basically a massive strategy game where you command nations and armies. The catch is, the game world mirrors the real world 1:1. This is done by having software analyse the texture data of Google Maps to recreate buildings, mountains, terrain, trees, everything.
I've always wanted that to happen, Google Maps used for video games using procedural generation techniques.
Heck yeah, to say the least. Come to this of it, Sabre, that type of videogame would probably be developed for military usage first, seeings its obvious benefits (mainly if everything in the real world, as you mentioned, was in said game).