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Old 06-28-2005, 11:53 AM
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google earth -- newest satellite imaging technology

Previously we discussed new satellite imaging software from NASA that enables people to see 3D topographical images of earth.

Google has just upped the ante with their new "Google Earth" software. You can zoom in on specific locations, get directions, maps, addresses, etc. And, you can see high-resolution 3D views of buildings and terrain. Rumor has it that Googlers have been driving around the streets in the Bay Area with digital cameras mounted to slow-moving vehicles so that they can establish a method of videotaping buildings and other landmarks.

For now, it's just fun to play with. But the implications are potentially very interesting.

The software has a free version, and two pay versions. It's available here: http://earth.google.com/ . Screenshots are attached to this post.
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Old 06-28-2005, 12:14 PM
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i don't have enough computer.
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Wow, thanks Jon, I'm downloading it right now.




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Old 06-28-2005, 01:19 PM
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Retro Hotness Funky Sweetness!!!!!

The free program is awesome!!! Thanks Jon.




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Thats pretty cool, its downloading right now for me. Thanks Jon.
I remember somethign cool that was posted on alldumb.com(I think?), anyway someone had gone through the google maps and posted pictures off all kinds of stuff they found like Micheal Jackson's neverland ranch. They found where Area 51 was located but in the picture it had just white boxes like it was blotted out on purpose. Its pretty cool.


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I CAN SEE MY HOUSE FROM HERE! yeah right, when they got some telescopes that let me look down into some BBB's shirt, then i'll be more interested. (that would be Big Busted Babe's, not big block babe's. however.....)
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thanks Jon very cool, hopefully it'll stay free, not much does nowaday's
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How do you get a 3D view like the one in your attached images?




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How do you guys get 3D??




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3-D Controls



If this doesn't work, it may be that you don't have a graphics card supported by Google's software for 3-D.
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check these out... what are they? Did the farmer forget how to plow straight lines?
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Just a question, when you type in an adress or look for something, does it take the image of that certain place at the current time? Or is it all preset already and you're just looking it up and zooming in? What I mean is, when I zoom in on a building, am I seeing it in its current (at that exact same time) time, or was that shot taken like a year ago?
It says "streaming" in the bottom when your looking up places so I was wondering if the satelite is looking it up at that exact time.
It's a supèr cool program I've been to Paris, Afghanistan, China (great wall), Australia, Chile, etc.


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download DENIED!!

I wonder how many terrorists & Stalkers beat me to the free download.. this kind of stuff can be as dangerous as it is cool....
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