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post Oct 27 2005, 06:03 PM
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Pretty ashtoning FREE application which shows all places on Earth ( for some countries, type the capital first and then scroll to the town of Your choice )
( e.g. I tried Pearl Harbor but the search didn't return the harbor so I tried Honolulu and found it ;-) ... -
http://earth.google.com/
It's a 10 MegaBytes executable ...
Fun to play with, especially as some US towns have a 3D feature
The London Eye is also visible so it are recent Satellite photos ... Enjoy !

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post Oct 27 2005, 11:56 PM
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QUOTE (PhilCo126 @ Oct 28 2005, 04:03 AM)
Pretty ashtoning FREE application which shows all places on Earth ( for some countries, type the capital first and then scroll to the town of Your choice )
( e.g. I tried Pearl Harbor but the search didn't return the harbor so I tried Honolulu and found it ;-) ... -
http://earth.google.com/
It's a 10 MegaBytes executable ...
Fun to play with, especially as some US towns have a 3D feature
The London Eye is also visible so it are recent Satellite photos ... Enjoy !

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post Oct 28 2005, 07:00 AM
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For those running the Google Earth application:

Coordinates of some Observatories:
KECK ( 19° 49’ North 155° 28’ West )
KITT PEAK ( 31° 57’ N 111° 35’ W )
LICK ( 34° 07’ N 118° 18’ W )
PALOMAR ( 33° 21’ N 116° 51’ W )
PARANAL VLT ( 24° 37’ South 70° 24’ West )

And something ' strange ' for the aviation enthusiasts:
Michigan, in Dearborn flying over the FORD company 42° 18' 51 North 83° 12' 23 West

Have fun … biggrin.gif
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post Oct 28 2005, 08:21 AM
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This should be a great thread, there is heaps of cool stuff in this great App.

Smile for the camera biggrin.gif

19°00'11.32" 12°53'27.37"

Think the images were taken from a plane, but still smile.gif


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post Oct 28 2005, 08:32 AM
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As for aviation nuts, I'm presuming you can't beat a good 'oul SR-71.

34°57'09.44"N, 117°53'02.15W

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post Oct 28 2005, 08:48 AM
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I find the application fascinating. I've been able to find all of the places I've lived for the past 20 years...

However, I recall that Mapquest used to offer a similar capability (though not with all the great features). You could get aerial photographs of most every place where Mapquest could draw a map. The aerial photos were removed due to a request from the Department of Homeland Security. Seems terrorists could use the aerial photos to plan air attacks a la 9/11/01.

So, while I'm glad to see this kind of application out there, I'm a little surprised that it's as detailed and complete as it is.

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post Oct 28 2005, 08:49 AM
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I cheat, and just use http://maps.google.com

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Home
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=52.601171,-...52967&t=k&hl=en


Local airport
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=52.826320,-...09560&t=k&hl=en

Where we're going for Holiday in a fortnight...
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=36.744662,-...05935&t=k&hl=en




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post Oct 28 2005, 01:40 PM
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Enjoy La Caleta & Salobreña, Doug!

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post Oct 28 2005, 01:49 PM
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My parently live about an hour West. Love Marina del Este for an afternoon drink.
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post Oct 28 2005, 02:34 PM
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Google Earth is really an incredible application that I have used for all sorts of things. For example, when I was reading the book "Collapse" (by Jared Diamond) in which the disappearance of the Norse in Greenland is detailed (but no maps were provided), I was able to use Google Earth to zoom in on the fjords that the settlements were, which really helped me visualize how rough an environment that is.
Also, doing some genealogy recently, I found the farm that my ancestors owned in Donegal Ireland.

The best feature about Google Earth is that you can "bookmark" any spot on the planet so you can come right back to it later.
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post Oct 28 2005, 03:20 PM
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QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Oct 28 2005, 01:40 PM)
Enjoy La Caleta & Salobreña, Doug!

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We're staying IN Salobreña smile.gif

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post Oct 28 2005, 07:07 PM
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Doug,

Hope you understand a little spanish...

Que tenga un feliz viaje para que tengas buenas vacaciones y un excelente descanso y trata de no pensar tanto sobre www.unmannedspaceflight.com. Tu ya has sobrepasado el limite de 2,500 posts smile.gif

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Have a nice trip and have a joyfull vacations and a good nap and try not to think much on www.unmmanedspaceflight.com. You have already over than 2,500 posts!
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Upon closer examination I believe I can see evidence of flowing water in the recent past. There are also signs of active volcanism.


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There is a new high-resolution map of Groom Lake (Area 51) where you can even see the markings on the runway, and the nuclear testing site west of that where the landscape is littered with nuclear blast craters. The resolution is simply astounding, especially in 3d with terrain maps turned on...

Also, the Grand Canyon is spectacular where you can literally zoom all the way in and view the rapids of the Colorado River.
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New at HowStuffWorks:

How Google Earth Works

Online mapping programs are a godsend for those of us who get lost
easily, and they're just plain fun for people who enjoy figuring out
where stuff is. But Google Earth is no ordinary mapping application.
Learn how to use Google Earth and find out why South Korea is
demanding changes to the program.

http://www.howstuffworks.com/google-earth.htm


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