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« on: 11/10/2005 05:42:54 »
I just downloaded Google earth http://earth.google.com/ it's incredible. Only for fast connections though, but what you can do is incredible. You get a whole globe of the earth and you can zoom right in !!...you have got to check out the Grand Canyon...you are really there....

my word...they have got to make a 3d version via goggles...google goggles !!

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« Reply #1 on: 11/10/2005 05:44:42 »
...and check out the cities...amazing !!

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« Reply #2 on: 11/10/2005 23:55:16 »
Found my house in one of the high resolution strips by tracking in from the M25 (London orbital motorway).  Unfortunately its a bit shady so I can't see much but still bloody impressive!  

Nice on neilep, thanks for the link [:)]
 

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« Reply #3 on: 12/10/2005 00:25:00 »
Fantastic images!

Neil- Whose the buxom young lass sunning herself in your backyard?

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« Reply #4 on: 12/10/2005 00:56:27 »
neil

What my wife doing in your back garden

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« Reply #5 on: 17/10/2005 09:03:04 »
Neil, check out victoria falls in Zimbabwe! also go have a look at Sydney... you can actually see people on Bondi Beach![:D]

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« Reply #6 on: 17/10/2005 13:40:47 »
Cripes !!...Victoria, falls...amazing !..thanks Richard

Oh and Skip...yes, that is indeed Michaels (UKmicky) wife !

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« Reply #7 on: 23/10/2005 01:53:22 »
check out Mount St Helens in America too!

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« Reply #8 on: 23/10/2005 02:42:47 »
Forget Mount St Helens,forget Victoria falls,and Simmer forget your house you all need to check out the pyramids [8D]

Neil, nice find and by the way you've got a few tiles missing [:)]
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« Reply #9 on: 23/10/2005 04:00:12 »
Bloody Hell Michael !!..I DO have a few tiles missing funnily enough...

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« Reply #10 on: 23/10/2005 04:00:57 »
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check out Mount St Helens in America too!



As opposed to Mount St Helens on the Isle of Wight eh ?[:D][:D]

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« Reply #11 on: 23/10/2005 05:44:32 »
Check out Hartlepool Bay in the UK...it's easy to find it's the only part of the UK that is of a decent resolution !!...even London isn't that good (3 mins later)...well...maybe london is ok, but it could be better don't you think ? !!

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« Reply #12 on: 10/01/2006 04:17:30 »
Just thought I'd mention that there's an upgrade for Google Earth right now(just start the [rogram up..it should offer the update automatically) and it seems there's a lot more of the UK too !!..Cripes...I just zoomed in on my house !..I couldn't back in October...It's spooky !

By checking out your various familys homes you can see if people were in that day or if they were visitng other family members....(by checking the cars that is !!..you can't actually look through the windows....which is a shame !!)............

how sad am I ?

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« Reply #13 on: 06/02/2006 22:24:46 »
this is all well and good if your video card supports it,but as mine must have come from a "sinclair spectrum" (remember them ?)i get fuzzy colour negatives and giant writing.
well at least i can see to read the error report.


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« Reply #14 on: 06/02/2006 23:51:29 »
Time for an upgrade then Ray....eh ?...it's worth it and will bring you international global visual goodness !!

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« Reply #15 on: 08/02/2006 14:41:47 »
WOW..................

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« Reply #16 on: 24/02/2006 03:34:25 »
[:(]
i heard about this a while ago and i was told to download it immediately because it was so amazing
[:(] sadly
[:(]you cannot download it on mac
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[}:)][}:)][}:)][}:)][}:)]
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« Reply #17 on: 24/02/2006 03:48:20 »
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Originally posted by ariel

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i heard about this a while ago and i was told to download it immediately because it was so amazing
[:(] sadly
[:(]you cannot download it on mac
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[}:)][}:)][}:)][}:)][}:)]



TRY THIS ! http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html

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« Reply #18 on: 24/02/2006 04:01:03 »
YAY I GUESS IT DOES WORK ON MAC NOW! HOORAY!
thanks neil!
[:D][:D]
I tried to download it was a few months ago, i guess that was my problem
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« Reply #19 on: 24/02/2006 04:04:16 »
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Originally posted by ariel

YAY I GUESS IT DOES WORK ON MAC NOW! HOORAY!
thanks neil!
[:D][:D]
I tried to download it was a few months ago, i guess that was my problem



ENJOY !!....YAYYYYYYYY !!! [:D]

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« Reply #20 on: 03/03/2006 02:16:39 »
I know this topic is pretty old, but I'd just like to comment on Google Earth which I downloaded yesterday. As soon as I got it I wished to test it's strength. I decided it would be best to search for my hometown, Rawtenstall. A VERY insignificant town... and boom. I was there over looking at my house like some wierd Omnipotent being. >.>

Ummmm... no offence to the Americans people we have here, but don't put the coordinates of your top secret research base on google earth, Area 51... Heh Only joking, but it was funny when I stumbled on it [:D]
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« Reply #21 on: 12/08/2006 04:06:10 »
YAYYY !!

Google Earth has an upgrade out...slightly neater interface and it seems to react quicker too.

Just start Google earth and check Find Update Online from the HELP menu !



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« Reply #22 on: 14/08/2006 00:24:34 »
Yes Neil google earth is great. I have used it many times.

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« Reply #23 on: 14/08/2006 19:45:27 »
Glad you like it Steven...it's well cool looking at all my neighbours gardens etc !!

the direction thing is good too !!..it actually takes you ont he route to where you need to go !!

I know I have mentioned it before in this thread but if they could make a 3D version..it would be awesome !!..YAYYYYYY !!



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« Reply #24 on: 01/01/2008 00:25:40 »
Also try www.flashearth.com as well, if you type in your Postcode or if you are
in the USA then your Zipcode, your own home will come up and it is amazing too,
because not only that you'll see your local streets/area too.
http://www.flashearth.com/
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« Reply #25 on: 01/01/2008 19:13:03 »
Yes it is cool isn't it??

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« Reply #26 on: 01/01/2008 23:04:58 »
Yes it is cool isn't it??
yes I agree with you, Karen
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« Reply #27 on: 02/01/2008 01:28:55 »
The satelite they have here is poor so visibility is not near as good as in the uk, and many other places..

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« Reply #28 on: 02/01/2008 05:29:33 »
Google is constantly updating the satellite coverage in Google Earth, keep checking back every couple of months for better satellite photos.
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« Reply #29 on: 02/01/2008 11:47:28 »
I have tried to find my home with it's appropriate postcode with Google Earth's satellite
and I have been told that my home doesn't exist. When I use flashearth it finds quickly.
So updated or not. I know which website I prefer.
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« Reply #30 on: 02/01/2008 13:04:30 »
Google is constantly updating the satellite coverage in Google Earth, keep checking back every couple of months for better satellite photos.

Thanks Bass I will keep trying.. I have looked many times But all I can ever see is kind of a blurry way distant look at the property. We do not live in a big city o kind out in the county.. I have noticed that the cities and towns are much better shots.. London and big places are very clear for the most part!

Mine I can't even tell what is what on the property I can see it because I know the layout on my plot, but thats it!.. I honestly haven't checked it for several months so I will keep checking! So far for the last two and 1/2 years I have seen no improvement.

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« Reply #31 on: 02/01/2008 18:31:23 »
Karen
Recently checked your area on Google Earth- I could make out cars, individual trees, buildings, maybe even large farm animals (shadows looked like cattle).  Long shadows to the north suggests a winter photo?
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« Reply #32 on: 02/01/2008 19:50:23 »
MAybe they did do a update Yayyyy I will check it out..Hee hee..I'll Go check out the Blue lake area! ..Thanks Bass!

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« Reply #33 on: 02/01/2008 21:01:16 »
I tried Google Earth again earlier this evening. It says the same thing that
my home still doesn't exist which is daft. IMO


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« Reply #34 on: 03/01/2008 05:01:48 »
Still no details in mine! I see the lot a blurred rooftop but nothing really recognizable!

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« Reply #35 on: 03/01/2008 06:07:21 »
After years of working with high altitude photos, maybe blurred rooftops seem normal to me??
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« Reply #36 on: 03/01/2008 14:40:57 »
Some of the London piccy's are great and very clear!

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« Reply #37 on: 03/01/2008 17:53:30 »
If you can't/won't install Google Earth, you can still see much of the imagery simply by going to http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl and then clicking the "satellite" button at the top of your chosen map.
I think you'll find the most detailed images are actually aerial (light-aircraft) photos rather than satellite pictures, in fact. They're detailed enough to resolve the single line of paving stones leading up my garden the front gate to the front door!

In the full-blown Google Earth the 3D fly-over is fun. I especially like to flick the mouse so it flies horizontally very slowly, e.g. from North Wales to Kent.
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