Google Earth Experts?

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:39
ThreadID: 54565 Views:2082 Replies:8 FollowUps:4
This Thread has been Archived
G'Day,

Just had a dabble with google earth, seems quite interesting, but I notice from looking at my house, the photo would be 6yrs out of date, from structures that are missing on my property.

Is this just what you get, can it be updated?

Or do you need to pay for up to date info?

thanks

Ron
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: troopyman - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:44

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:44
Yeah , some places are a bit out of date . You cannot pay for updated info . I find the weather useful . Click on the sidebar icon next to the search panel to bring the sidebar up . In the layers panel at the bottom left , tick the weather box . This is weather in real time or pretty close . cheers .
AnswerID: 287423

Follow Up By: Ron173 - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:53

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:53
Thanks will have a play.

0
FollowupID: 552658

Reply By: DIO - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:46

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:46
I think it amount to 'what you see is what you get'. Don't think paying would provide anything different only (perhaps) higher resolution. Think you'll find that when there are 'upgrades' they are incremental.
AnswerID: 287424

Reply By: Ron173 - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:52

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:52
Seems pretty good detail, just thought it wouldnt be so old.

AnswerID: 287425

Follow Up By: troopyman - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:57

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:57
They might update your area eventually though . Parts of brisbane were updated recently and my house area is only about a year old . They must have a big hard drive to store the earth in high res though .
0
FollowupID: 552660

Reply By: Member - andrew B (Kununurra) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 11:42

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 11:42
HI Ron

As a quick referance, in the area on the bottom right of screen, there are check boxes such as roads, buildings etc. at the bottom, under 'more', you can tick the 'DG' box. This will show you the dates the photo's were taken, you can click on the dates and look at the individual photo's (not in very good resolution), and you can order the individual photo's as a print.

We used this to compare dates of photo's taken in the cambridge gulf, and a mates diary, to confirm a suspicion we could see his boat.....pretty sure its him!

I'm a google earth junkie, making lots of paths along traks I can see in the bush and on the water, and converting them onto a gps to go and check them out!

Cheers Andrew
AnswerID: 287430

Reply By: TimS - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 11:47

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 11:47
If anyone is in NSW try this link. There are more overlays on this site (topo maps etc...) and more functionality than Google. e.g. you can type in your address and it will bring up the aerial shot complete with your property outlined in red.

Spatial Information Exchange
AnswerID: 287431

Follow Up By: Ron173 - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 12:07

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 12:07
Thanks, sounds good, must look it up.

Rgds
0
FollowupID: 552667

Reply By: Zebra400 - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 11:48

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 11:48
Ron

If you live in a metropolitan area, then you will find www.whereis.com.au gives you a much more up to date satelite image. You will also find it is in much higher resolution as well.

As for rural areas, well most of that is better in GoogleEarth.

AnswerID: 287432

Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 13:52

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 13:52
Not necessairly....GE seems to be getting their images within days of whereis in my location (brisbane river) though their resolution is better. (can be seen as our apartment is under construction at the time)

Andrew
0
FollowupID: 552679

Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 13:31

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 13:31
Ron
In the side bar down the bottom there's a folder called MORE, open that and you can select years for Digital Globe Coverage.

gift by Daughter

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 287443

Reply By: Ozboc - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 14:03

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 14:03
They recently updated sydney also -- a few months ago the M7 freeway was not on the map at all -- and no construction work shown ( M7 is totally complete now )

the update now shows my caravan :) i have had it about 3 months :)

Boc

AnswerID: 287446

Sponsored Links