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ruger11
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You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:18 am

earth.google.com

the free one is ok, the $20 is better.

It's the whole globe, in 3d, when you zoom it's real, satillite photos, and it's all streamed via internet connection, so it doesn't have a huge HD footprint.

give the zoomed in area time to fully load. Buildings in most us cities are 3d! you can then add overlays of roads, parks, gas stations, hotels, clubs, restraunts, airports, borders, water, etc...

AND the whole world satillite photos are molded over 3d terrain!!! you can lower the camera angle to actually be looking UP at the mountains!!! it's insane.

I hope this isn't a repost, but you serisously NEED to check this out, it's so pimp.

Good luck

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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:19 am

Quoting Ruger11 (Thread starter):
it's so pimp

speak English.
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Newark777
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:24 am

it's so pimp

speak English.

I agree, but once you download it, you will definitely agree that it is extremely pimp.  Wink

What features are there in Pro that aren't in the free version? I just use the free one myself.

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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:40 am

Newark777: I downloaded the non-pimp version, and it's one of the best softwares I ever had in my life. And a potential time-killer. Way to offer free software, Google!
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:42 am

It's really nice this google earth!

I thought that the U.S. regions would be the only ones we would see perfectly, but I could find my house in São Paulo, Brazil, and many other things in other countries. But the program is a little outdated. There's a road next to my house that was ready in 2001, and the google earth shows it under construction.

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ruger11
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:38 pm

yes the satillite photos vary from like 2001 to 2005... just depends on the ones they used for your area. Still, I live in Spain right now, and it's got great detail here, i'm impressed. If you notice, usually over the bigger cities the sat photos are more detailed/ recent
 
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:45 pm

i dont get this.. its asking for a username and pass? when did i make one..
 
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:09 pm

It won't even open the install program for me. I've tried downloading it several times but when I click on it I get nothing at all...it doesn't open a thing.
 
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:31 pm

Quoting TR763 (Reply 4):
But the program is a little outdated. There's a road next to my house that was ready in 2001, and the google earth shows it under construction.

In that case, it's not the program that's outdated, but the data that the program streams from the database.

This way, you never need to update your software, because any additions to the imagery will be updated on the servers and then you automatically see them.

Has anybody noticed this though:

Vertical strips of high-resolution coverage (more brownish than the greener rest) seem to be randomly scattered across the globe. In many cases (Europe), important metro areas are low-res, and than some strips of totally unimportant farmland are covered. Funny stuff. In South Africa, you can sometimes see friggin baby cows and the farmer's yellow truck, while in many urban areas you see only the major streets. Still it's really interesting to go "exploring".

Also, did you notice how certain US states are fully covered? Like Mass. and New Jersey. Large parts of South America are cloud-covered, they didn't even bother to wait for a clear day!

Anyway... Has anybody EVER thought of the potential possibilities of somehow linking this imagery database to Flight Simulator?
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:52 pm

How big is it?
I thought it just said 120MB?!?!
Could someone confirm this please?
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:02 pm

i dont get this.. its asking for a username and pass? when did i make one..

When it prompts you for this, there should be a button on the bottom where you can select the basic, or free version of the software. After you click on it, it's smooth sailing from there.

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ruger11
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:05 pm

It's only 20.1 MB file size... the rest will be streamed to your PC depending what you look at.

I did notice the seemingly-random spread of good sat images. Did anyone else notice the Oklahoma panhandle is totally covered in high res images?/! odd...

But overall it's an amzing program. apparently the high-cost versions are already in use by gov/military/ etc.

I did imagine the usefulness with flight sim.

Imagine also if you combined this with GPS tracking for planes and such, if you were the military? You could zoom in and overlayed over the sat images were your fleets and planes, etc. awesome... amazing potential here.
 
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:09 pm

I got it last week and managed to find my house in Southern England with my car parked outside!!

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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:48 pm

Would you like to play a game? Using the Washington, DC and the Cayman Island maps, we're going to play "Where's Cheney!"

The first one who spots him wins a dinner for two at Le Palais de Vomi in Paris.

 Wink

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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:26 pm

Yeah I must admit this map software is really cool... It takes stalking to a whole new level! I am excited already!!!  Wink

I am already considering the $400 version! Muhahahahaha...
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:44 am

I feel like such a nerd but that prog is cool as hell! I might upgrade too!

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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:49 am

Quoting Ruger11 (Reply 5):
yes the satillite photos vary from like 2001 to 2005... just depends on the ones they used for your area. Still, I live in Spain right now, and it's got great detail here, i'm impressed. If you notice, usually over the bigger cities the sat photos are more detailed/ recent

hehe be lucky that you have those aero photos of your area-most of the world only has the lo-res greenish satillite images Big grin

The images around dulles show the udvar-hazy center under construction still.
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:06 am

WOW! I guess Pimp is the word!  Wink

Great stuff, thanks for sharing
 
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:21 am

hehe Im in love with this thing. Good thing google bought keyhole.

http://img316.imageshack.us/img316/7136/downtowndc8ft.jpg

Heres downtown DC. Looks a little better in person  Smile

My neighborhood.

http://img348.imageshack.us/img348/3452/neighborhood2gu.jpg
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:34 am

Glad you guys agree... I'm 22 and by no means a very immature person, but when I first used this program... given I had NEVER seen anything like it... the first words I said were, "This is... PIMP!" haha.

It's very cool, hey just for info guys, if you try to print out multiple screens and paste them together in photoshop to print a big map/photo of an area, make sure you turn terrain "OFF". Otherwise the images will not match up perfectly.

Enjoy!
 
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:37 am

This is the coolest thing ever! I found all my current and former houses from Amsterdam to Tennessee!

It's cool to add each place as saved location, when you double click it, you "Fly right there", it's a very cool application!
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:50 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 13):
Would you like to play a game?

Global Thermonuclear War? Man, this program is pimp!
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:04 pm

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 21):
Global Thermonuclear War? Man, this program is pimp!

Hehe, nice "War Games" reference.  spin 

It looks like the download is now working again on that site so I'm downloading it now. Hope it works for me this time!
 
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:33 pm

I would also have to agree its pimp.  yes 
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:46 pm

Final proof that I live in the middle of nowhere. No detail on where I live, just a green blur. Big grin
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:25 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 24):

i live near LHR and there is Zero detail  Sad
 
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:57 pm

This thing is figging awesome!!!!!


I've just spent hours looking at places I've been! Reno has amazing detail right down to the street markings at the bus station!! My current hometown in idaho is not very detailed, Disney World is VERY detailed and Los Angeles is unbelievably detailed!!

I even checked out my friend's town Goteborg in Sweden!

This thing rocks!!! I'm going to share it with all of my friends!!! It's cool seeing the cities and landscapes of places that my friends live or places that I've been. I'm surprised how accurate the terrain is!! Big grin Big grin

I have just found my new timekiller, LOL.
 
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:15 pm

I used it to figure my camera angles to watch the shuttle launch today!!!
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:21 am

This program is the Shiz!!!

I have been looking at all of my former houses, from California to Munich!

Pimp That!
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:47 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 1):
Quoting Ruger11 (Thread starter):
it's so pimp

speak English.

LOL. i found that really funny.
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RE: You Have GOT To Download This... (the World!)

Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:58 pm

Well, I can't get it to work. Not pimp. Not the shiz. Doesn't rock.  sigh 

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