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WaxRubiks
2005-Jun-28, 09:59 PM
Google have brought out this free software


http://earth.google.com/


NASA's 3D facility didn't work on my WorldWind software, but Google's works ok.

WaxRubiks
2005-Jun-28, 10:07 PM
you can fly over the land and the mountains are raised.


takes about 5minutes to download.

mickal555
2005-Jun-29, 03:07 AM
Is australia covered?

WaxRubiks
2005-Jun-29, 07:03 AM
I think it's the whole world.

it has a google search bar where you can type in place names.

paulie jay
2005-Jun-29, 07:08 AM
How big is the download? I'm on a limited plan... (5 minutes sounds like a big one!)

WaxRubiks
2005-Jun-29, 07:53 AM
well it says 20.19MB in my program folder.

worldwind was over 1000MB which seems strange, still they have got some very detailed pictures of plain old countryside on worldwind.

mickal555
2005-Jun-29, 12:13 PM
Wow...

for the first time I'm worried that my computer may not be able to handle something(in about 6 years)- it meets the minimum requirements. Just.

this is one of those "makes you think moments" (I've had two already).
The other one was much more but..

I'm in an odd mood...,

sarongsong
2005-Aug-13, 07:15 PM
Not specifically identified as google's, but the principle is there:
August 13, 2005
"...In the spring of 2003, he was looking at global imaging system maps on his computer when he saw a stretch in the creek that dropped in altitude quickly with a sliver of white leading through it. "I thought, 'That looks like white water to me,'"..."---Giant Waterfall Discovered in Calif. Park (http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050813/D8BUR47O1.html)

Normandy6644
2005-Aug-13, 08:08 PM
Wow that thing is really cool!

Trivial Pursuit
2005-Aug-14, 02:42 AM
Wow, that is awesome. I can see my house; so clear I can see the diving board on the pool....nice. :o

ElWampa
2005-Aug-14, 02:52 AM
Wow, that is awesome. I can see my house; so clear I can see the diving board on the pool....nice. :o


Tis sweet! I also can see my house, clear as ever! Kind of wondering who was living next door at the time though. =P They had an ugly yellow car. Like a taxi, except with out all the "taxiness". =D

It seems that a few places are not updated as of now. Hopefully the next version will have some updated maps. I sure would like to see Stonehenge, Meteor Crater, Athabasca Falls & Glacier (Both Jasper and Banff National parks for that matter) in full resolution. Well, a long with a few other choice places too. =D


I love Google!

tmosher
2005-Aug-14, 04:09 AM
Interesting bit of software. I'm going to start experimenting with it for approaches into unfamiliar airports.

Maksutov
2005-Aug-15, 07:04 AM
Wonderful software!

I just did a flyover of my house at about 500 feet. Remarkable detail. I could determine the makes and models of some of my neighbor's vehicles parked in their driveways with no problem. I also "flew" up the road a bit to check out what was at the end of road marked "Private Drive' and "No Trespassing". Turned out to be a large estate on a lake. The lake had previously showed up on maps but not the extremely large (and probably relatively new) house and surrounding grounds.

It would be great if this software could somehow be connected to Flight Simulator!

:D

gethen
2005-Aug-15, 01:41 PM
A flyover at 500 feet? How did you do that? I get very little resolution at 1200 feet.

Normandy6644
2005-Aug-15, 06:24 PM
It depends on where you look. Some areas seem to have been photographed at a much higher resolution than others.

SeanF
2005-Aug-15, 06:30 PM
It depends on where you look. Some areas seem to have been photographed at a much higher resolution than others.
Yes, indeed. Go to coordinates

43.5439472, -96.7934944

and look at the drop-off in resolution there.

(That's my hometown, by the way) :)


EDIT: For those of you who haven't downloaded Google Earth, Google Maps uses the same imagery (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=43.5439472,-96.7934944&spn=0.007462,0.014616&t=k&hl=en).

amstrad
2005-Aug-15, 06:34 PM
Interesting bit of software. I'm going to start experimenting with it for approaches into unfamiliar airports.

Yep, that's exactly what I use it for.

It's good to get an idea of the view for non-precision instrument approaches - especially circling only approaches. Never know what you are going to see when you pop out of the clouds.

worzel
2005-Aug-27, 11:47 AM
HELP!

I saw Nasa's World Wind on the news this morning, downloaded it, and I can't get any detail. I've zoomed into New York and clicked on the various USGS map icons but no downloads are ever even attempted according to the download manager (Ctrl-H). :(

Launch window
2005-Sep-02, 12:59 AM
great link !

Argos
2005-Oct-18, 04:49 PM
The Brazilian site Terra (http://tecnologia.terra.com.br/interna/0,,OI713353-EI4802,00.html) says that the president of India (Abdul Kalam) has proposed an international agreement on censuring Google Maps. The largest democracy in the world... :rolleyes:

genebujold
2005-Oct-19, 01:58 AM
I think everything ought to be available down to 1m resolution, and that every bit of the latest military satellite data should be put online.

That way, few people could hide anything from hardly anyone without pretty much everyone knowing about it.

Argos
2005-Oct-19, 12:28 PM
That´s it!

Pip
2005-Oct-19, 07:53 PM
See, I used Google Earth to find the approximate site of the crash in Lost. The way I figure it, they crashed some where aroud 13 degrees South, 176 degrees west. Check it out for yourself.

Monique
2005-Oct-19, 08:00 PM
I see article say American Homeland Security believe google maps threat for national security. :rolleyes:

crosscountry
2005-Oct-27, 03:16 AM
This is the best software.


I love it.

sarongsong
2006-Feb-28, 01:12 AM
I think everything ought to be available down to 1m resolution...few people could hide anything from hardly anyone without pretty much everyone knowing about it.Ooh---like black helicopters (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/14/google_earth_competition_results/page2.html)..."thousands of 'em".

Roy Batty
2006-Feb-28, 01:26 AM
Ooh---like black helicopters (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/14/google_earth_competition_results/page2.html)..."thousands of 'em".
Lol! I just finished watching Capricorn One again.. good timing :D

Vaelroth
2006-Feb-28, 02:29 AM
Oh, the irony!

There was a google toolbar ad at the top of the page when I started reading the thread.

Launch window
2006-Mar-08, 04:11 AM
I see article say American Homeland Security believe google maps threat for national security. :rolleyes:

yeah I was just checking out some of those military bases on google and launch pads around the world. :)

Pleiades
2006-Mar-11, 07:21 AM
USGS has a program that works on Google earth, its the Hayward faultline. Some of my friends are awfully close to that fault line, not that it matters when it hits; its going to bad for the whole East Bay. I live on the island off Oakland and its pretty much a sandbar, kinda wondering exactly if its going to stay solid when the "big one" hits. :eh:

Most of the photos in my area are least a few years old, because when I looked at my house the extremely large eucalyptus tree shows it overhanging over half the roof and I had it cut back two years ago.

Launch window
2006-Mar-18, 06:43 PM
check out google-mars