Has neone seen google earth, its pretty nuts. It uses satellite pictures to
creat a 3 dimentional map of the world. You can zoom in to nething on the
planet, even ur house. Check it out it'll blow ur mind. :thumbs:
-->>>is this advertising cuz if it is im sorry.
I think, if your not selling anything, your good :thumbs:
Ive seen that months ago but its a cool program. The satelite pictures are a few years old but other than that its great
That is great. Thanks for sharing it.
Google has so much going for itself. They have gmail,desktop,search toolbars, and so much more but all of their programs are pretty good if you know how to use them and they help a lot sometimes.
It gets all crappy and distorted when i get to about 1700-2000 feet or whatever.
I'm going to be playing around with this all day. Just finding people's
I think that says how high the place is above sea level...
Haha, maybe. I can find the block where my house is but i cant see any houses (unlike when i look at Toronto and you can see some cars) lol.
OMG....That is amazing.....
I can see my house clearly but only from about 2000 feet
Damn, i guess its either my computer that sucks or its Peterborough :laughing:
anything below about 2000 feet gets distorted. Im sure they made it that way.
No, the bigger cities you can go down to about 1,000 feet, the area where I am gets blurry at about 7,000 feet... :ohcrap: can't see my house.
yeah, some more populated/dense areas have higher resolution than the other. pretty much the whole state of Vermont is in low-res. :laughing:
really cool stuff.. i can't wait till everything is really high res. :)
haha i knew all u guys would have fun with that :mrgreen:
Yeah I've seen it before. Some of the places you just have to wait a while until it renders properly from low altitudes, but I've also found some places that don't seem to want to render out properly.
Im just guessing but I dont think thats going to happen. If they had hi res satelite pictures of everything that would be a damn good tool for a terrorist
I just downloaded it a few hours ago after I viewed this thread. Its some pretty awesome shit. My highschool looks so awesome from that high. I hardly even recognize my neighborhood.
They already have most of our populated areas in relatively high res (about
2 feet). It is the rest of the areas that I would like to see. I doubt
they will be able to get high-res images of foreign military installations
though. I bet some other governments may have an issue with that.
Take a look at Pearl Harbor. You can see some battleships docked there. If you check out our Virginian naval base you will see some aircraft carriers as well.
interestingly enough, they blur out the US Capitol, and the US Naval Obvservatory, but they leave the White House in high-res. what gives?
The capitol is clear for me. Which buildings are you talking about? I didn't check out the Naval Observatory though.
Google earth used to be KEYHOLE community, check out area 51 looks like they aint trying to hide anything there. i spent a few good months hooked on it, australia and new zealand are absolutely wild and the middle east areas, look at the sulphur pools in the australian south east the check out newzealands coast, you can go from sea level to about 10,000 feet in a matter of a couple miles, absolutely mind blowing i could surf and snowboard in the same day, check out the forums on google earth lotsa great people and fun stuff to see, makes the world a very very very small place once you start searching every mile of this planet
being an aussie, I don't know much about it, so where's area 51? gps co-ords would be good.
is it possible to get it to really focus? or is the picture quality only so good to a certain extent?
DAMN!!! This sounds so interesting, but my work computer wont let me download! And I only have Dial up at my pad....
I have google earth, its pretty cool. They actually used it on CNN to show the areas in New Orleans that flooded. :ohcrap:
yeah i read somewhere that Google got images of the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans... :ohcrap:
where is the flood damage in new orleans?
Everywhere. (Not really, but I think last I saw like 75% was flooded. )
i was just wanting to check it out on the map but everything looks kinda normal, i didnt know if these pics where up to date or not.
The pics on Google Earth itself didnt change. CNN just used the origional ones. I think Google is just saving the ones they took for later.