excellent program

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A little to do with flight. It's a damn dandy program. And it's free.
Download it and you'll see.
Hey, that rhymes.
;o)

http://earth.google.com

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Goran wrote:
> A little to do with flight. It's a damn dandy program. And it's free.
> Download it and you'll see.
> Hey, that rhymes.
> ;o)
>
> http://earth.google.com
>

Our house is shown and it was built in 2000. Our neighbors was built in
2002 and is there also. Our swimming pool was put in in 2003 and it
isn't there. So the photos are a couple years old. But it's a trip to
zoom in on my house. :)

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Goran wrote:

> A little to do with flight. It's a damn dandy program. And it's free.
> Download it and you'll see.
> Hey, that rhymes.
> ;o)
>
> http://earth.google.com
>

I typed in my sisters address in West Virginia, clicked "Fly To" and it
did. What a trip.

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Goran <G-Man> wrote:

> A little to do with flight. It's a damn dandy program. And it's free.
> Download it and you'll see.
> Hey, that rhymes.

I had seen this mentioned in the aviation newsgroup but as of last week
Google had temporarily taken down the link, presumably due to the
overwhelming response to the program.

After seeing your post, I decided to take a break from work and d/l it.
Absolutely incredible. In a way, it seems to use a similar technology as
FS2004.

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Yeah I have been playing around with this for a little while now and
just for fun lase week I was checking out the Eiffel Towen, Roman
Colosseum, Mount Vesuvius, Etc.

Nice Piece of Work

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boB wrote:
> Goran wrote:
>
>> A little to do with flight. It's a damn dandy program. And it's
>> free. Download it and you'll see.
>> Hey, that rhymes.
>> ;o)
>>
>> http://earth.google.com
>>
>
> I typed in my sisters address in West Virginia, clicked "Fly To" and
> it did. What a trip.

It looks excellent so far, but I have not found any detailed sattelite
photos yet? Am I expecting too much from the free version? The maps are
great!


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> I took a few minutes and took some snaps of my house. It gets darn near,
> I wonder what the secret satellite resolution can see.
>
> http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs37&d=05283&f=earth.jpg

boB, you are too funny!

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Quilljar wrote:

> boB wrote:
>
>>Goran wrote:
>>
>>
>>>A little to do with flight. It's a damn dandy program. And it's
>>>free. Download it and you'll see.
>>>Hey, that rhymes.
>>>;o)
>>>
>>>http://earth.google.com
>>>
>>
>>I typed in my sisters address in West Virginia, clicked "Fly To" and
>>it did. What a trip.
>
>
> It looks excellent so far, but I have not found any detailed sattelite
> photos yet? Am I expecting too much from the free version? The maps are
> great!
>
>

When I moved to my sisters house it zoomed in right where it should but
the level of detail there, in the middle of the town, was terrible. I
guess me living in the country helped. Not many houses. But you can see
my driveway and even the fence around the dog run.

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Thanks for posting that Q. I can now zoom in on our NVG training area
just south of Stuttgart. Reminds me of the old days. :(
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Goran,
I agree, this is a terrific program. I have been using this program for
about 6-8 months (it used to be called Keyhole-before Google bought them).
Actually, its a really nice addition to any kind of flight sim that a person
has. I use it to fly cross country, or to check out approaches to airports.
It also helps me as a RL pilot, in that I can check out x-country routes,
terrain, and airport layouts while planning a flight. And besides, it is
just darn fun!
I also spend a lot of time just zooming over the Earth, looking at
things. I have visited Area 51, Edwards AirForce base, the "boneyard" at
Mothan-Davis AFB, Scaled Composites at Mojave airport, Mount Everest, Niagar
falls, etc, etc, etc. And of course I have to find the house of every person
that I know. It costs about $30 you subscribe for a year, but for me it is
worth it just for the entertainment factor. Take care....

Randy L.
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boB wrote:
> I took a few minutes and took some snaps of my house. It gets darn
> near, I wonder what the secret satellite resolution can see.
>

I tried Google, but TerraServer still rules for civilian up close &
personal!
http://photobucket.com/albums/v674/ArkyTazman/CRaSH%20site/?action=view&current=crash1.jpg&slideshow=paused&interval=5

Hit RESUME to start the slide show - or click on "back to photobucket album"
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Google's probably covers more territory, haven't played with it world wide
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Crash,
Terra Server isn't bad, it's free, and it does cover a broader area than
Google Earth does. But I love the things that Google Earth does, such as
allow you to pan, rotate, and tilt the point of view. GE also wraps the
satellite textures around elevation data to give you a 3D perspective of the
area. I love using Google Earth to zoom into the Grand Canyon, then tilting
the POV, and "fly" through the canyon.

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> boB wrote:
>> I took a few minutes and took some snaps of my house. It gets darn
>> near, I wonder what the secret satellite resolution can see.
>>
>
> I tried Google, but TerraServer still rules for civilian up close &
> personal!
> http://photobucket.com/albums/v674/ArkyTazman/CRaSH%20site/?action=view&current=crash1.jpg&slideshow=paused&interval=5
>
> Hit RESUME to start the slide show - or click on "back to photobucket
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> to select the shots manually at FULL size (more better :)....
>
> Google's probably covers more territory, haven't played with it world wide
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I found my house

that is so cool

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> Goran wrote:
>> A little to do with flight. It's a damn dandy program. And it's free.
>> Download it and you'll see.
>> Hey, that rhymes.
>> ;o)
>>
>> http://earth.google.com
>>
>
> Our house is shown and it was built in 2000. Our neighbors was built in
> 2002 and is there also. Our swimming pool was put in in 2003 and it isn't
> there. So the photos are a couple years old. But it's a trip to zoom in
> on my house. :)
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I found my daughters house in Surfers Australia but my area in New Zealand
hasn't been covered and looks worse than a street directory

Butts

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> http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs37&d=05283&f=earth.jpg
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From what I was told, they are still trying to get the whole map of the
world updated slowly. Some areas are accurate with actual satellite photos
whereas country areas and small towns and cities are left out with just
topographical info.
Now all you need is a map of the stars homes with their addresses and find
where they live on here.
I spent about 4 hours on this thing yesterday.
Travelled all over the world.




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>> http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs37&d=05283&f=earth.jpg
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Just zoomed into Washington DC and I think it's Captiol Hill or the White
house is blurred out with all surrounding buildings in focus. looks like
Bush doesnt want people spying on too much of Washington.





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> From what I was told, they are still trying to get the whole map of the
> world updated slowly. Some areas are accurate with actual satellite
> photos whereas country areas and small towns and cities are left out with
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> Now all you need is a map of the stars homes with their addresses and find
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>>
>> "boB" <akita_77REMOVECAPS@yahoo.Xcom> wrote in message
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>>>I took a few minutes and took some snaps of my house. It gets darn near,
>>>I wonder what the secret satellite resolution can see.
>>>
>>> http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs37&d=05283&f=earth.jpg
>>>
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Hi Goran,

And it can even be used to see where NSW is going to have a lot of grief
next year!! :))))

http://xs37.xs.to/pics/05283/StateofOrigin.jpg

Being so close to the stadium, I'll be able to watch the game, grab a
few barbed wires on the way home, and be savouring the replay, before you've
even had time to get used to the shock of losing to us Queenslanders!!!

Regards,
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> Hey, that rhymes.
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And your point is??? :))

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>>I took a few minutes and took some snaps of my house. It gets darn near, I
>>wonder what the secret satellite resolution can see.
>>
>> http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs37&d=05283&f=earth.jpg
>>
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you know, I was waiting for you to make a post like that. Surprised me that
you took so long though.
:eek:)
I seem to recall you being this optimistic before your last, what shall we
call it, Slaughter. You know we're going to win again, John. It's the way
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> And it can even be used to see where NSW is going to have a lot of
> grief next year!! :))))
>
> http://xs37.xs.to/pics/05283/StateofOrigin.jpg
>
> Being so close to the stadium, I'll be able to watch the game, grab a
> few barbed wires on the way home, and be savouring the replay, before
> you've even had time to get used to the shock of losing to us
> Queenslanders!!!
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> Regards,
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>> Hey, that rhymes.
>> ;o)
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>> http://earth.google.com
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356 days, and a few hours, to go!!

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> you know, I was waiting for you to make a post like that. Surprised me
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> :eek:)
> I seem to recall you being this optimistic before your last, what shall we
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>> Hi Goran,
>>
>> And it can even be used to see where NSW is going to have a lot of
>> grief next year!! :))))
>>
>> http://xs37.xs.to/pics/05283/StateofOrigin.jpg
>>
>> Being so close to the stadium, I'll be able to watch the game, grab a
>> few barbed wires on the way home, and be savouring the replay, before
>> you've even had time to get used to the shock of losing to us
>> Queenslanders!!!
>>
>> Regards,
>> John Ward
>> "Goran" <G-Man> wrote in message news:42d495de$1@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
>>>A little to do with flight. It's a damn dandy program. And it's free.
>>>Download it and you'll see.
>>> Hey, that rhymes.
>>> ;o)
>>>
>>> http://earth.google.com
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Hi CRaSH,

"...(more better :)...."

Geeze, mate - I don't think Quilljar or David Wilson-Okamura are going
to stand for that! :)

Regards,
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>> I took a few minutes and took some snaps of my house. It gets darn
>> near, I wonder what the secret satellite resolution can see.
>>
>
> I tried Google, but TerraServer still rules for civilian up close &
> personal!
> http://photobucket.com/albums/v674/ArkyTazman/CRaSH%20site/?action=view&current=crash1.jpg&slideshow=paused&interval=5
>
> Hit RESUME to start the slide show - or click on "back to photobucket
> album"
> to select the shots manually at FULL size (more better :)....
>
> Google's probably covers more territory, haven't played with it world wide
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Hi CRaSH,

Wow - clear as a bell, very photo-realistic!

I guess that's the maximum zoom?

Regards,
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>> I took a few minutes and took some snaps of my house. It gets darn
>> near, I wonder what the secret satellite resolution can see.
>>
>
> I tried Google, but TerraServer still rules for civilian up close &
> personal!
> http://photobucket.com/albums/v674/ArkyTazman/CRaSH%20site/?action=view&current=crash1.jpg&slideshow=paused&interval=5
>
> Hit RESUME to start the slide show - or click on "back to photobucket
> album"
> to select the shots manually at FULL size (more better :)....
>
> Google's probably covers more territory, haven't played with it world wide
> yet.....
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I found meigs field. Pre-deomlished and planes parked.






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>> http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs37&d=05283&f=earth.jpg
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CRaSH <sorry@aint-here.spam.com> wrote:

> I tried Google, but TerraServer still rules for civilian up close &
> personal!

This definitely depends on the location into which one is zooming in Google
Earth.

GE does contain areas, such as that surrounding your house, that are low
resolution images but they also contain and are continually adding more
high resolution areas.

Here is a high resolution image of the company, taken out of GE, for which
I am currently consulting:

http://home.twcny.rr.com/thericcs1/images/NE.jpg

Additionally, at least with respect to the images surrounding the Northeast
US, Google Earth's images are only one to a few years old. Terraserver's
images are approximately ten to fifteen years old. This makes a
difference.

Another observation I had is that Google Earth purposely leaves many
"sensitive" areas as low resolution. For example, the airport in which I
fly out of IRL is also a US Air National Guard base that houses several
F-16s.

In GE, the area completely surrounding the airport is all high resolution,
but the airport itself is low resolution, which makes the image about as
useful as what you tried to zoom into over your house. Not all airports
are low resolution, though, only the ones that have a military presence.

Interestingly, GE went a step further with the US Capital. They completely
blocked it out with a mosaic of pixels. Also, the roofs of surrounding
buildings in the Washington area have all been colored in.

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Peter
























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