follow your tracks

Submitted: Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:59
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We have just discovered google earth. Absolutely unreal. Just go to google and do a search, free download. Today the kids and I have been to Disneyland and Egypt. Tonight hubby and I found craters, Ayres Rock, lakes, etc etc followed our past tracks. For those that havn't seen this site it's very definately worth a look at our vast country.
Barb
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:27

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:27
Yeah it's nice but worldwind kicks its but badddddd. + Worldwind has free GPS which rocks hard with the laptop in the car!

BTW WW is the original version from NASA
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Follow Up By: dublediff - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 15:07

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 15:07
Tried WW but it has less resolution than google earth. Am I possibly doing something wrong.
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Follow Up By: F4Phantom - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 15:57

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 15:57
Thats weired because the main reason I like WW better is because of the better resolution and the overlays so you can easily see the streets. Either I have not got google working properly or you have not got WW working properly. Actually it just stuck me what you may have forgotten. WW has around 10 overlays which go over the basic large map. the large map is very low quality but the overlays highlight an area of interest such as labeled geocover, land sat pseudo colour, topo maps, boundires, urban area ortho, astrobiology, etc... You choose what you want to see, and click on an overlay and it shapens up the image way better than google with the info you want. I find community landsat 7 Pseudo colour the best for roads as the real coloured version all looks brown. As mentioned, WW also has real time GPS which you need to pay for in google.

I suppose you could say google represents chanel 7,9,10 and sucks bad cause it's all gloss and not as much substance while WW is more like ABC and SBS, no crap.
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 23:29

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 23:29
Or for another educational & interesting bent on the topic go to Google Moon.

Zoom right in close and the surface is amazing.

Dave
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Reply By: Member - Pud & Barb R (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 01:13

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 01:13
Thanks, I have led a sheltered life. Had no idea this stuff existed. Can't sleep so will travel instead. Ta.
Barb
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Reply By: Jo and Mark - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 07:22

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 07:22
Google Earth is great, except it isn't current. The pics you see are about 2 years old. Discovered that when I zoomed to my house and saw that my roof was still painted the old colour!
But either way it is a great thing to go travelling, especially for the children!
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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 09:07

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 09:07
You need broadband in order to access this methinks. I'd love to get some pix of the topography of my next trip, but don't have the bandwidth to do it. Bummer.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 09:34

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 09:34
And another reson to use OziExplorer - it has import/export functions for Google Earth - so you can plot you tracks and waypoints. I have never used it (Google Earth) but just thought Id let you know.
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Reply By: phantom - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 12:17

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 12:17
Hi there,
I have downloaded google earth and cant get it to focus in close. Is that normal...sounds not. Works great at about 30,ooo ft but blurry in closer.
Any suggestions?
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Follow Up By: AdlelaideGeorge - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 12:24

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 12:24
keep your eye on the 'Streaming.................' read-out at the bottom of the screen. It should go to '100%' when it is fully focussed. Some areas are defintiely better zoomed than others - go to Tumby Bay in SA Eyre Peninsular and it's not very close in - go to Adelaide city and you can read the pedestrian's baseball cap logos! (well - almost).

Make sure you're firewall/anti-virus s/w is not blocking the download too
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Follow Up By: Jo and Mark - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 16:28

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 16:28
not everything on google has been 'perfected' for use of the word to see it clearly.
I can't think of the word I am looking for. It is an American program, so they have basically made a clear visual of pretty much America first and then from there working on everything else.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 16:03

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 16:03
or you can pay for the super duper resolution. $400 if memory serves. (and if your pockets go deep enough;)
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