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    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
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    Google Earth

    Anyone been to this website? My kid told me about it the other day. Type in an address and zoom right in.


    http://earth.google.com/
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    Re: Google Earth

    google earth is one of my favorite programs.
    i'm a huge SimCity 4 fan...not because of the ability to build cities, but the ability to build realistic terrains (thanks to some very nice modifications).
    Goggle Earth has helped me further this, by letting me study various terrains from various vantage points and different zooms. yes, it is fun zooming in on someone's house...but i got a kick out of being able to take a virtual tour of Monument Valley and Devil's Tower and The Grand Canyon and Mt. St. Helens and....

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    Re: Google Earth

    This is one cool program, I was able to find my house in school from 6th grade in Michigan and check out the layout of Tiger Stadium compared to Commerica... plus it's GREAT way to check out Fire Roads (that's an unpaved road in wilderness for you folks surrounded by farms) It's also a great way to look at Golf Courses too... too bad I don't golf.
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    Re: Google Earth

    Can you tell how old an image is?
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    Re: Google Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCasey
    Can you tell how old an image is?
    Not really, if you know of recent construction (like all of NW Cincinnati) you might find some things that are different.

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    Re: Google Earth

    Looking at UC's campus, those were taken in Septemberish 2004.
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    Re: Google Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC
    Anyone been to this website? My kid told me about it the other day. Type in an address and zoom right in.


    http://earth.google.com/
    Well, thanks alot GAC. Now, I might as well just quit work completely....

    Apparently, these images are somewhat dated on the Free Trial. I know that it is showing my backyard circa 2002-2003. Still, it is way cool...
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    Re: Google Earth

    That is cool- but are the pictures supposed to be blurred at near max zoom? Or is it my system? I zoomed in on my house and the one I grew up in and I could find them, but they were blurred.
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    Re: Google Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by 919191
    That is cool- but are the pictures supposed to be blurred at near max zoom? Or is it my system? I zoomed in on my house and the one I grew up in and I could find them, but they were blurred.
    Different areas were photographed at different resolutions. It might just happen that your area isn't at the highest.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Google Earth

    When I first read this, I thought you guys were talking about Google Maps. I just downloaded this ........ wicked cool!
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    Re: Google Earth

    I found my house

    I can make out my car

    HEY! those rats down the street put in a pool
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    I found my truck too
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Google Earth

    I'm keeping my curtains closed you perverts.
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    Re: Google Earth

    I can't get this to work. Says can't connect...I am on line! I am always on line

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    There are so many trees where I live that it's basically all I can see, but it's still awesome.

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