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Old 07-06-2005, 07:58 PM   #1
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Nothing to do with beer although interesting to play with when your having a brewski. Download the free version of Google Earth. Satellite maps, searches etc. Very Cool!! Just spotted this today. FYI - when you're looking from high up and see little squares/rectangles those are high res images where you can zoom quite close.

I happened to see a car in my driveway that I don't recognize whenever that image was captured...

http://earth.google.com/

 
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Old 07-15-2005, 04:36 AM   #2
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Holy crapola is that cool. I played with that for about 2 hours last night.

The coolest thing to me was Washington DC.

Good find. I knew about google maps where you could get a satellite image instead of a colored map, but this is the bomb!!!!

Thanks for the link.
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Old 07-15-2005, 04:56 AM   #3
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I thought it was kind of interesting to go lurking about the streets of Baghdad or Kabul in high res yet not in my old Milwaukee stomping grounds (low res).

I can see the future of GPS with satellite imagery coming round the corner. that'll be hot.

Edit: Guess it already supports gps but have to buy the subscription service


 
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Old 07-16-2005, 01:06 AM   #4
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Hey ORRELSE, be careful about syaing "bomb" and "Washington D.C." in the same breath. Big Brother might come-a-knockin

 
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Old 07-16-2005, 01:12 AM   #5
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Thanks for this! I've used some website that offers the same thing, but never knew you could get it all free on your pc! It rocks! I love that kinda thing. Couldn't find my car, though. I wonder where I was. And Washington, DC is absolutely the best feature of the whole thing! The detail on the Capitol Buidling is incredible!

 
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Hey ORRELSE, be careful about syaing "bomb" and "Washington D.C." in the same breath. Big Brother might come-a-knockin
LOL!!!!!

 
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Old 07-16-2005, 01:54 AM   #7
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Hey, someone direct me to the pyramids in Egypt. I can't find 'em.

 
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Old 07-16-2005, 02:10 AM   #8
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Hey ORRELSE, be careful about syaing "bomb" and "Washington D.C." in the same breath. Big Brother might come-a-knockin

LOL...crap, I never even realized I did that!
Hope I don't get fired from my cozy government job.
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Old 07-16-2005, 02:38 AM   #9
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When I said DC was the best, I was being sarcastic: I thought the entire city was blurred! I was looking in the wrong spot! D'oh!

 
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Old 07-16-2005, 02:52 AM   #10
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Hey, someone direct me to the pyramids in Egypt. I can't find 'em.
I haven't messed with the program yet, but have you searched for "Giza, Egypt"?
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