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Big D
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posted 01-25-2006 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know how many of you have downloaded Google Earth,, but it is magical.. It's the earth as you've never seen it before.. I just downloaded it an it's truly amazing..

First go to www.GoogleEarth.com

click on get Google Earth- free

Then you just have to experiment with your mouse and left click your way to wherever you want to go. Over cities and towns, you can zoom in so close as to see your car in your driveway. Mountain areas don't have the resolution that populated areas do but what is really great is that the slide control opposite the zoom allows you to tilt the image so that you can "fly" forward with a horizon ahead, rather than looking straight down, ie. from the satellite. If you don't have a high speed connection, the program probably won't allow you to advance very fast at all (with any clarity) until the information is uploaded which (after flying here and there this morning) in my opinion would be reason enough to get one! You can check the 'roads' overlay box on the left to help you stay oriented. It looks to me like the advance control has you flying/moving at around 500 mph when bring yourself down to within a couple of thousand feet or so above the ground. What is incredible is that you are seeing actual photographs of what's below and ahead, all magically strung together by this program. Its not just some detailed map. You can do a 360 degree turn with the curved arrow button to practice your "airwork" in addition to the forward, back, left and right controls.

Have FUN it's AMAZING.. I was looking at SLC,, and I could focus in so close that you could see my partners neighborhood,, house,, car in driveway,, shop & Motorhome out back..

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-25-2006 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is amazing. It's like flying a spaceship.

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Big D
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posted 01-25-2006 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The friend of mine that sent it to me is an Airline Pilot.. He's spent the last 25 years looking at earth from an airplanes window.. He said this has even changed to way he looks at our planet..

Steve,, could you find you house..

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-25-2006 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, I've found it has great detail in highly populated areas but not so much on the fringes.

A while ago I used it to 'visit' the site of the former World Trade Center in New York, it was very humbling.

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trashline
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posted 01-25-2006 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline   Click Here to Email trashline     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
neato

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mustangs68
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posted 01-25-2006 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Y'all are right it is a kick butt program and fun to use

Sam

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71RESTO
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posted 01-25-2006 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don,
Not to rain on your parade , but we had a thread about this 3 weeks ago.
BUTTTTT, as far as I'm concerned it is the coolest program EVER!!!!
I spend almost every lunch hour looking at all the places I lived, the places I've visited, etc.
IT IS THE COOLEST!!!

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johnmustang
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posted 01-25-2006 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a very program but, since I am a computer moron can somebody please walk me through the procedure as to how I punch in my own address in nanaimo so I can see my house. I just can not figure it out, please explain it in steps that are easy to follow. Also how do I get rid of all the stuff on the left side so I can view it in full screen. Thank you very much in advance.

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Big D
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posted 01-25-2006 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John,,

I haven't had time to figure that out myself.. I just keep scanning in till I see the place I'm looking for..

I believe you spend a lot of time figuring out everything it can do..

Have Fun with it,, I Bet Duane or Sam is on that by now..

GLAD YOU GUYS ENJOY IT.. I think it's totally cool.. Wish I'd seen it earlier Duane..

Here's a pic I saved of Joyces House.. The arrow is pointing at the back of Garage Majah.. Pretty Cool..


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Big D
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posted 01-26-2006 12:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Fastymz
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posted 01-26-2006 12:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thats so cool

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UnbridledFury
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posted 01-26-2006 01:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for UnbridledFury   Click Here to Email UnbridledFury     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is a cool program. I found my truck at the place I used to work for. The satellite image in my area is from 2002.

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Big D
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posted 01-26-2006 01:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron.. Did you download it.. It's amazing..

Don

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TomP
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posted 01-26-2006 04:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use it for spotting drag strips... not enough detail for nude beaches! LOL

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fordfan
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posted 01-26-2006 05:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Then This one is for you TomP our little 1/8th mile slice of heaven Bonanza Raceway(and walla walla gunclub; the disecting taxiway to the left ).

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1_ZoNiE
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posted 01-26-2006 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1_ZoNiE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I must have missed the first time this software suggestion was posted. Great piece of freeware! Cruised over to Hawaii to check out the U.S.S Arizona Memorial. Not exactly where it said it would be. But, none the less I found it across the harbor cross referencing to a picture the browser brought up. Thanks for bringing this freeware to our attention again Big D.

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Fastymz
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posted 01-26-2006 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Big D:
Ron.. Did you download it.. It's amazing..

Don


Yes I did Don
I stayed up way to late traveling the world last night.

LOL @ TomP

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johnmustang
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posted 01-26-2006 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How do you guys get the pictures to be so clear? I can not get mine clear they are blurry. I have my resolution set as per the instructions but it looks like crap. If you have any suggestions let me know

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BlueMule
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posted 01-26-2006 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by johnmustang:
How do you guys get the pictures to be so clear? I can not get mine clear they are blurry. I have my resolution set as per the instructions but it looks like crap. If you have any suggestions let me know



There are areas where there aren't hi-res satellite images available or allowed, in those instances, crappy (sometimes old) images are used as in the case where I live.

Here's another image library to try.

http://local.live.com/

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posted 01-26-2006 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I tried the Vancouver area using local live. Their images are crappy too. Try an are like New York or Washington, D.C. and they come in crystal clear. Don't know about Area 51 or Neverland Ranch though...

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Big D
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posted 01-26-2006 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder if you can find the ancient markings in South America that you can only see from way up in da sky.. That would be cool..

What's awesome is to zero in on something like Ron's Place of Work,, then TILT it and spin it around 360 degrees..


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1_ZoNiE
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posted 01-26-2006 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1_ZoNiE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So Uhhhh Ron......the last four digits of your business number is 7200 & the business addy number is 6100 S??? Never know I might need a new bed some day.......

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1_ZoNiE
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posted 01-26-2006 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1_ZoNiE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Want to know something even scarier?

I can also give you the addy to the so called "garage majah", parcel number, estimated value, so forth and so on. Come on guys! This in part is what I do for a living! Investigating property! If you're going to insist on clipping and pasting the map please leave out the degree-minutes-seconds!!! I believe you do a dis-service to other members on this board by displaying that which they may want private!

*If it was me I would edit that which shows too much info.........NOW!!!*

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quote:
Originally posted by 1_ZoNiE:
So Uhhhh Ron......the last four digits of your business number is 7200 & the business addy number is 6100 S??? Never know I might need a new bed some day.......


Jim, how did you find that out?
Yes your right phone is 775-851-7200 address 6001c so virginia st Reno. Just let me know if you need a bad.

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