View Full Version : Google Earth addiction...

10-06-2006, 06:33 PM
Help me out guys! I have an addiction to Google Earth. It's soooooooooooo cool. Just amazing. I just found this 3D flight tracker for google earth that shows you the flight path of any flight, and give you details like altitude, speed, etc...

Dang...gotta get this monkey off my back!!! :o

Can't.............Stop............googling........ .................................

michael freeman
10-06-2006, 07:02 PM
What is Google earth?

10-06-2006, 07:15 PM
Sometime try, www.local.live.com, it gets so close, I can count the bushes along my driveway.

10-06-2006, 09:32 PM
Yeah TMCNo1, that local.live.com is freaky - i discovered the aerial view option by accident. Apparently they only have some parts of the country covered, but the day of the photo for my neighborhood, I could see the John Deere sitting next to the garage. Wow!

Haven't checked out the options with Google Earth, maybe its better to stay away !!!!

10-06-2006, 10:08 PM
A lot of the aerials on there are as much as 4 years old, some are older than that in black and white, yet some are fairly current. You still get the same effect anyway. Part of our local lake is in color and the water level is down 6' [late summer 2001], yet the other half is in B&W and full [winter 1999], yet my neighborhood is in color [Spring 2004]. I guess someone is taking pictures all the time somewhere!

10-06-2006, 11:59 PM
i pretty much addicted as well, looking at ski lakes

10-07-2006, 12:00 AM
i can see the bouys where i ski... :(

10-07-2006, 12:05 AM
I just downloaded google earth, is there any way you can clear it up when you zoom in really far?

Carbon Dreams
10-07-2006, 01:04 AM
is there any way you can clear it up when you zoom in really far?

The resolution is not that great, especially if it a rural area. The newer the sat mapping, the more clear the view is. Unfortunately, it is what it is...

10-07-2006, 07:40 AM
I scan around locally trying to find secluded lakes big enough to turn into a ski lake. Found one 6 miles away, only to have the city/county buy the 380 acres the lake is on to start a demolition landfill. Nice straight 3600' X 400' X 12'deep lake, 1 owner, will be filled with cement, 2X4's, asphalt, sheetrock and stumps. WHAT A WASTE!