google earth

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by leopold, Apr 4, 2007.

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  1. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Ok, when I get home.

    If you have the "i" landmarks active they are easy to find in southwest england, not quite as far as Cornwall and southeast of glouchester - i don't know what the area is called. I was actually looking for the "Camel" rivers and didn't find them.

    It's no big deal really, they are probably maintained by the farmers, whether or not "someone" else made them.
     
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  3. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    what about stonehenge? isn't that in england too?
     
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  5. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    LoL yeah, somewhere near the southwest coast, I think. I wanted to find that too, then I got distracted by the pollution I saw.
     
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  7. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    i heard there were far more interesting stone circles in ireland.
     
  8. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    51deg 25min 09 sec N
    1 deg 50min 14 sec w

    there are about 4-5 shapes in the general area.
     
  9. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    All right.
    I downloaded it.
    Give me some good stuff to see.
     
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  11. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    check out your house, it's the first thing i did.

    getting good stuff to see is what this thread is about.
    if you come across anything press shift+print screen, open paint and on the edit menu click paste, click save as (filename).jpg, then host it. or you can write down the lat/ long (lower left corner) and post those.
     
  12. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    stonehenge
    51d, 10m, 43.97s north
    1d, 49m, 35.10s west

    there is other stuff in the vicinity.
     
  13. DNA100 Registered Senior Member

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    I am using it for nearly a year now.And I have to say it's cool.

    I wonder what is the future of this technology.
     
  14. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I like to look at places I've been and look for familiar landmarks like the Mosque in Mecca, Manhattan, Miami beach, Madh Island, Bombay Pune roads, Goa, or even places I'd not been but would like to see, like the Wall of China or the Temple of the Mount in Israel. Its fun.
     
  15. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    Does this 'other stuff' resemble a bunch of stoned hippies in any fashion?
     
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    Hey lay off the druids!
     
  17. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah, that's what I keep tellin' em.
     
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  19. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Look for your brain, I know it's there somewhere!

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  20. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Think about what the capabilities are that the military have with it. They could watch you at your house and where you travel.
     
  21. dsdsds Valued Senior Member

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    On google earth, pictures from my neighborhood are more than 3 years old. Is this typical?
     
  22. hypewaders Save Changes Moderator

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    Yes. My area is still shown with 4-year-old imagery. As I'm sure you have noticed, resolution varies considerably too.

    The Google Earth Community board shares all sorts of interesting and categorized things to spy.
     
  23. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Google earth isn't a live map, it's a composite of hundreds of thousands of images. Some satellite but the most are from aircraft. The images aren't necessarily recent either.

    For instance my local area had some roads that were completed circa 1998, but it also contained views of a Helicopter firm that's no longer in the area and a long brown tract where a gas line was put that stretches for about 50 miles. (They put that in in 1992)

    What would of been interesting is if Google Earth had somehow linked with Archive.org's wayback machine and started sculpturing the world as and when we saw it back in the day.
     
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