Google Earth

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 08:15
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G'day,

if you haven't already seen this, check out http://earth.google.com and download the free Google Earth programme,

it allows you to view the whole earth via satellite images, most capital cities in Australia have high resolution images and places like Ayers Rock look great when you zoom in and tilt the image and rotate around it as if you were in a helicopter,

for those that are technical buffs, it has about 100m DEM (digital elevation modelling) which gives you a 3D look at the planet when you tilt the image, I have used it to view places I have wanted to visit or have visited, great fun,

just type in a Lat Long or city in the search bar and it goes straight there...

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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 08:18

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 08:18
Yeah its good, but did the system ask you to do a search before you posted?
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Reply By: Blue Dog - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 08:28

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 08:28
Search?? No,

I did search the forum to see if it had been listed... no entries

There is a better tool on the NASA site but it has a 200M download, usually a bit much for those with a dial up connection...
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 08:48

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 08:48
In the forum search engine you need to check the box that says 'body' otherwise it just searches the title of the posts.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 09:27

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 09:27
Bob's point is Blue Dog is that it was discussed as recently as post 24798 as was the NASA World Wind software doing similar things.

You guys in the city think nothing of dowloading huge files where it would take me h.o.u.r.s........ even on ISDN You do make that point correctly Blue Dog.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 11:00

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 11:00
Takes only a few minutes to find your house,,, imagine whats to come!!
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 11:42

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 11:42
a taste of whats to come
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 11:55

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 11:55
Top stuff Ben!

Did you see what happens when you zoom right in??? I zoomed in on the Neil Armstrong site and all of a sudden my MOUSE got real excited!

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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 15:02

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 15:02
seems like wallace and grommit were right: the moon really is made of cheese
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 15:49

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 15:49
>Takes only a few minutes to find your house,
>imagine whats to come!

When I zoom in to central Melbourne I can clearly make out individual cars in a car park. This is the level of image resolution which is being released to the general public - take a guess at the sort of resolution the US National Security Agency is getting? 100mm is the word, although I wouldn't be surprised if digital interpolation and multiple passes could improve that.

You may wish to advise your wives and girlfriends that nude sunbathing may no longer be as private as they thought :)

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Reply By: Blue Dog - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 14:53

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 14:53
thanks for the search tip Bob...

sorry about the thread duplication,

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Reply By: RAGS AND DAGS - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 15:29

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 15:29
Google Maps now offers a hybrid view which combines their map view with their satellite view as well.

http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 16:28

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 16:28
Found my house on Google Earth and the Patrol parked out front, Washed it this morn and just found a spot on the roof that i missed !!! Damn!!
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Reply By: theshadows - Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 20:56

Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 at 20:56
the redalands coucil has its own maps of the redlands with photo overlay. make the google one seem rather poor quality.

try http://redlands.qld.gov.au

very clever web site with all boundary and zoneing overlays in there as well.

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