google earth

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  1. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    i've installed google earth.
    what kinds of cool stuff can i do with it?

    i've already checked out my house.
     
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  3. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    You can look for signs of ancient ruins and meteor craters.
     
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  5. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    the imagery over NZ is pretty poor. i suppose it would be handy if you lived in europe though.
     
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    Find the Nazca lines.
     
  8. RubiksMaster Real eyes realize real lies Registered Senior Member

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    Find, and tag all the hotels you've ever stayed at. I pretty much found all of mine, except 3 or 4 from when I was too young to remember.
     
  9. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    Absolutely eff all, in other words. Congratulations, you've just spent 30 minutes installing a piece of junk, just so you could look at your house - something that you could have achieved in five seconds flat if you'd had the sense to step outside.
     
  10. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Excep the can't look at it from ABOVE.

    Here is what you can do Leopold. Grab the Earth and spin it. Depending on the spin you can fly over areas with different speeed, it is like a flightsimulator.
     
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    I found the smog shown on it interesting.

    As I suspected most of the stuff we get in southern Ontario is from DETROIT, ohio, and other steelhouse shitholes.

    OMG England is a dirty looking place, how can you breathe there? I could make out the crop circles in the country though, neeatoooo

    Position your sights over washington D.C(white house is most interesting), all kinds of shapes U.S freemason forefathers designed with the streets.
     
  13. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    crop circles? post latitude and longitude please.
     
  14. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    hes probably just talking about circular patterns on the ground. most likely created by pivot irrigation.
     
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    How some famous places and cities cannot be zoomed in more than just dim contoures?

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    I can zoom in my house pretty neat, although I live out of the 'Roman roads'.
     
  16. AK444 Registered Member

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    watch the world right from your computer.
     
  17. Blindman Valued Senior Member

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    I live on the edge of a state forest that goes on for a round 50km. I love going for bush walks and found google earth an invaluable tool for locating tracks and interesting features, something no map I could ever find could give me.
     
  18. francois Schwat? Registered Senior Member

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    Check out the Grand Canyon, the Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza. Those are kinda neat. Also check out the Hoover Dam. Then zoom in on the Hoover dam, so you can see the cars clearly, and then tilt the map so you can almost see the horizon, so you're not looking directly down, but at an angle. It's pretty funny how Google Earth deals with altitude differences.
     
  19. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Is it much better resolution and zoom that maps.google.com?
     
  20. Sock puppet path GRRRRRRRRRRRR Valued Senior Member

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    Now that I live in a far flung land I like to take a virtual trip down memory lane through the streets and places I trod as a young man once in awhile. Just discovered that my mothers next door neighbor has uploaded pics of the street she lives on and the park beside it.
     
  21. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    in las vegas and seattle you can see people.

    there are still alot of places that suck when it comes to resolution. the 2 i mentioned are the only ones i know of with really good zoom.
     
  22. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Cool.
    I think I'm going to check it out.
    Thanks.
     
  23. Sock puppet path GRRRRRRRRRRRR Valued Senior Member

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    Check paris too
     
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