thinkgeo.com - satelite imagery

Submitted: Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 18:08
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Has anybody used the satelite imagery on this site ? It seems to be one that you pay for ( unlike Google Earth ) .I find Google Earth all but useless - you can't even pick out the CSR on it .

I was doing a search on Google for Glen Edith and got a hit showing the position on a satelite image . It was a very good image and I wondered how this service compares to Google Earth regarding the quality of imagery in Central Australia and how far you can zoom in to get detail .

Thanks ,

Willie .
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Reply By: Member - TPM (SA) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 18:22

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 18:22
Hi Willie,

You can also pay for Goole earth and get better definition, they are constantly updating data also. Some views I gave up on as they were to blurry are now better. Unfortunatley areas with little occupancy dont pay well for the Satelite owners.

Later TPM
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 19:29

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 19:29
Do you really get better definition? And what is their paid update/refresh rate is it daily, weekely, monthly or what? I just re-read that, sorry I am not uppity I thought you might know.
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Follow Up By: Member - TPM (SA) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 19:39

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 19:39
I do not know first hand how much better its is, its $400 for the Pro version, and $20 plus version ( US)

You can get a free 7 day trial on the Pro.

They claim the images are better on the home site.

earth.google.com/

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 19:54

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 19:54
Might give it a run and see how it goes
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:17

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:17
I went and looked. Same maps bit faster.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 07:54

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 07:54
thats what i figured...the trial didnt give me a better insight of the topless sunbathing sheilagh next door
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 08:47

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 08:47
Insight or oversight?
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Follow Up By: robak (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 09:39

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 09:39
We were thinking of gettong the pro versi0on at work but decided against it after usinf the trial verision.

The pro version gives you better resolution when printing. The resolution on the screen stays the same.
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Follow Up By: Kiwi Kia - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 11:12

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 11:12
Want better photos ? Start a war with the USA ! Have a look at how good the definition is for places that have had recent wars !
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Reply By: Footloose - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 20:03

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 20:03
Hi Willie. I'd love to be able to give it a go, but the satellite stuff requires broadband which I haven't got. Pity, I'd like to do what you're obviously doing, checking the topography before a trip.
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Follow Up By: Member - Loco Locums - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:10

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:10
Great idea Jim.....I have Google Earth on my laptop and using dial up it's a bit slow to give you the big picture...zoomed in on Ayer's Rock and the Olga's OK....However with all the flood waters heading down the Thomson and Barcoo and knowing that we're planning to be in Windorah in 3 weeks time to start our 2 months in central OZ holiday.......I thought it would be good to see the progress of the flow.....couldn't find any excess water around Jundah or Windorah until I realised that the images on Google Earth are anything up to 3 years old....not exactly real time stuff....Oooops..not thinking too well that time....

However I did manage to zoom and see the French line accross the Simpson...

A toy at best and I don't think that $400.00 gets you any better resolution after reading the info.

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Rick & Julie

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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 19:52

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 19:52
Just been talking to a friend who downloaded google earth images and converted them to ozexplorer for his GPS PDA.
Thought he was going great until he was out and recording a track and the road on the image jumped sideways over a 100 metres. Must have been a join between two images. He is not so sure about the accuracy of google any more. He was willing to accept 20m or even 50m, but when it is 100 metres plus, a bit of a concern.
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