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  • #552327
    ENoa4
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    Has anyone else checked out earth google yet? http://earth.google.com/ This thing is unbelievable.

    #564725
    riddles
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    • Succubus

    Very pretty.

    I like the way the Earth spins when you select another continent

    How detailed is it for more out of the way places? All I need now is a GPRS…

    #564726
    Cob37
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    This looks cool, I can’t wait to get my computer back and d/l it.

    #564727
    ENoa4
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    My town, Champaign, IL isn’t very detailed, but my old home in NY is so detailed I can see my driveway, front stoop and the neighbors swimming pool. Some areas have 3-D data. Pull up Mount Saint Helens or the Great Pyramids and you can tilt and rotate. I had a great view standing in the middle of mount saint helens yesterday. This thing really blows me away.

    #564728
    Slag
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    • Commoner

    Yeah google earth Rocks!

    St. Louis downtown is done up in 3d real well. They even have my storage trailer at work in 3D.

    #564729
    ENoa4
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    It’s cool, but a little scary to think about how much information is available to the public. Scary to think about what you’d see if the resolution were any higher.

    *big brother is watching*

    Makes me itch for a game of paranoia.

    #564730
    Wellard
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    • Orc

    Anyone checked out area 51 yet.I can say that the view is….interesting

    #564731
    Salubrai
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    • Succubus
    ENoa4 wrote:
    My town, Champaign, IL isn’t very detailed, but my old home in NY is so detailed I can see my driveway, front stoop and the neighbors swimming pool. Some areas have 3-D data. Pull up Mount Saint Helens or the Great Pyramids and you can tilt and rotate. I had a great view standing in the middle of mount saint helens yesterday. This thing really blows me away.

    On some bigger cities, they have 3-d buildings. That is a bit of a problem, in that they are featureless polygons (check chicago for example) and block your view of the real satellite imagery below. Anyone know how to turn them off?

    #564732
    ENoa4
    • Posts : 746
    • Gelatinous Cube

    Take a look at layers in the lower left hand corner. There are a number of toggles including 3D Buildings. I haven’t tried it, but I would guess it’s that setting or something in that area.

    #564733
    mchvlichldprdgy
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    • Owlbear

    sadly, it’s an exe file, and my otherwise lovely mac refuses to run such programs.

    #564734
    EegahInc
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    Thanks for the link EN. This is a great app I can actually make use of daily in my job. And it’s free! WooHoo ❗

    #564735
    Salubrai
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    • Succubus

    Prior to Google Earth, there was NASA World Wind, which is also free. It does a much better job in regards to terrain, though Google seems to have it beat on cities. However, NASA’s one also has a number of different imagery sources – so you can view it as a topographical map, pseudo-colour or true colour satellite photos, and more.

    Anyway, it’s a nice extra and it’s FREE.

    http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/

    #564736
    Anonymous
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    • Owlbear

    I find that many areas on Goggle earth are not well defined below about 9000 ft.My home town for instance is a series of blurs at below this level

    And Pearl Harbour and Diego Garcia seem to be delibratley blocked(although I can get close in views of San Diego and Norfolk)

    #564737
    Salubrai
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    • Succubus

    So is the White House, and Nellis Air Force Range (for example – no Area 51!), but you can see Cheyenne Mountain – which is odd

    However, being free, I can’t complain. It’s very nice. Tokyo is particularly well defined.

    #564738
    Wellard
    • Posts : 194
    • Orc

    The guest above was me(funny I was logged in at the time…musta been a glitch)

    I can see the White House perfectly but the area 51 coverup is a bit suspicious, after all the USAF tells us there is nothing going on there but this just serves to keep the interest going(off course we all know that Area 52 is where the UFOs are stored)

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