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This Is Better Than Google Earth  
User currently offlineVC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3712 times:

local.live.com

Check it out, you will be trully amazed. Resolution and color are better and you can get a bird eye's view that indicates depths of buildings, just like someone took a picture. Let me know what you think.

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21080 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

Looks very nice, but with the birds eye view you can't pan around very much without clicking to open a new image, which is kind of a pain.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineMham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3389 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

Working now, not as detailed in my area as Google.


edited for accuracy.

[Edited 2006-09-29 01:28:40]

User currently offlineVC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3674 times:

It works fine. I just did a bird's eye of DTW. Amazing.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3646 times:

Not very user friendly interface, and the birds eye view, which is simply aerial images from the side instead of straight down, are only available in the biggest cities. Better than GE? It has a ways to go.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3615 times:

Quoting VC10BOAC (Thread starter):
just like someone took a picture

Well color me effing happy, they ARE pictures...


JUST LIKE GOOGLE EARTH!!!!

Back to the short bus my friend...


User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3607 times:

The bird's eye view is ... WOW!!!!

You can get bird's eye view from North, South, East, or West. See buildings from all sides instead the horrible squashed view on Google. I'm glad to see Google get some competition.


User currently offlineGuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2031 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

The problem I see is that the maps are way out dated. How much? The map of my street shows NO HOUSE THERE, and my house was built in 1998!

Time to upgrade some maps...



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User currently offlineVC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

Jeez... there's no pleasing you guys. I agree, the quality varies greatly depending on location, but in the better covered areas like New York, London, Detroit, Washington, Chicago... you get much more detail and quality than Google.

Also this one is new so in time they will cover more areas, same process Google went through.

My point is their best quality images are better than Google's best quality images.


User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

Well, it sure isn't "live". They should call it local.history.com instead.  Sad

See the way things used to look, last decade maybe.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3538 times:

I looked up my house. Same 15 year old photo that Google Earth and Terraserver uses.

Mark


User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2866 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3532 times:

Although Google Earth doesnt have any detail to my area, it sure does keep itself updated. My house that I live in was built 15 years ago, and it is definately not on there.


LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2634 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3477 times:

Not too bad! It does not seem to zoom in as far as Google, but the image does look much clearer and sharper.


JetMech split the back of his pants. He can feel the wind in his hair.
User currently offlineGuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2031 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

Quoting VC10BOAC (Reply 8):
Jeez... there's no pleasing you guys. I agree, the quality varies greatly depending on location, but in the better covered areas like New York, London, Detroit, Washington, Chicago... you get much more detail and quality than Google

Your right. I'm not pleased. And with good reason. These companies, Google, Microsoft, pay millions and then tout their software which is nothing more than Map Point overlaid onto Sat. pics... and the pics are verified AT LEAST 8 years old.

Why spend millions developing these programs, and use SUCH dated data?

8 years?

If your 10 year olds birthday was the day the satellite picture of my land was taken, he/she today, would be at least 18.

If GWB took office the day the satellite pic of my land was taken, he would be out.

If you bought a car the day the pic was taken, and you drove the average mileage per year, that car would have 96,000 miles.

Why then, can't these pictures be updated? At least ONCE?


Yea.. the software is neat.. but if its outdated, its really no good.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21080 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 13):
Why then, can't these pictures be updated? At least ONCE?

I can tell you that since I've been using Google Earth (about September of 2005), Portland (Oregon) has been updated. So it does happen.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3266 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

I did a Bird's Eye view of my work, and those have been done within the last 2 years. They havn't got to my house yet. The Bird's Eye part owns Google Earth, but the rest of it is old news.


Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9391 posts, RR: 27
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3242 times:
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Eh....they still have the old Terminal A at BOS  Wink

Heh, even GE doesn't have the new one yet, but at least the photo is during construction.

The aerial view of my area is from waayyyyy back. Quite a few housing developments have yet to be developed.

I actually didn't find the bird's-eye thing all that great. Oh well.



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User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2541 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3233 times:
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Birds eye view is different from every angle. There is a mansion that I was looking at, and you can see different stages in its construction, from before the expansion to the finished product....depending on what angle you look at it from! haha..... it is VERY cool though. Much more interesting to look at than google earth's flat pic.

-AA777


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2314 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

Worse quality than google earth at least over denmark

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 48
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

I just installed Google Earth on my computer, and decided to test it out.
First thing I entered in the search area was "Norway". So it zooms in on the globe, the text "The kingdom of Norway" comes up, and the bloody thing zooms in on Sweden.  grumpy 

Is Google Earth american by any chance?

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2314 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 19):
First thing I entered in the search area was "Norway". So it zooms in on the globe, the text "The kingdom of Norway" comes up, and the bloody thing zooms in on Sweden.

Hahaha owned! Big grin

have to try that Big grin


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 48
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

Oh, and searching for Denmark results in a spot in the sea between Sweden and Jylland. Big grin

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlinePbottenb From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

Coming soon....

http://www.esri.com/explorer/

http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer/about/showcase.html

http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer/graphics/agx_losangeles-vexcel-lg.jpg

Very cool site that has ALOT of info in the subject, especially if you want to stream real time weather and radar into GE or ArcGIS Explorer:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge/kmzgenerator.php

http://www.weather.gov/credits.php#mapping

[Edited 2006-09-30 21:57:02]

[Edited 2006-09-30 21:57:52]

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