VC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 408 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4452 times:
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.
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4386 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.
VC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4312 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.
GuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2064 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 4060 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?
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 but if its outdated, its really no good.
AA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2557 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3973 times:
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.
Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11957 posts, RR: 42
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3883 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.
Is Google Earth american by any chance?
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