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    Default Google Earth

    While watching CNN on Katrina news, we kept seeing maps with "Google Earth" up in the corner. Got curious enough to go see and found a fascinating site with a fly over type mapping software for free. http://earth.google.com/. $20 for the paid version which I haven't done so cannot say how it is. Maps are previous years satellite shots, not real time but what a wealth of information. Maps can't be too old as our road is only four years old and is on the map.

    Anne
    TwoMaineiacs / Anne and Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoMaineiacs
    Maps are previous years satellite shots, not real time but what a wealth of information. Maps can't be too old as our road is only four years old and is on the map.

    Anne
    I'm amazed at how fast these mapping companies can update their maps. I live on the edge of paper company lands, and ride their roads a lot - hunting, berry picking, "scavenging" firewood, and just looking. Anytime there is a new road, spur, extension, etc., it will show up in Delorme's Atlas the next year.

    Sheesh!

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    This is one of the neatest web sites I've seen in a long time...I've spent hours today zooming in all over the world! Can't wait to see what the paid version does!

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    Lightbulb Geocaching and Google Earth

    I've come up with a way to link GSAK to Google Earth. In GSAK, do Tools, Options, HTML and add the following line at the bottom:

    Google Earth=http://www.nearby.org.uk/googleEarth.kml.php?lat=%lat&long=%lon&p=%code

    Now you can right-click on a cache and pick Google Earth from the Custom URL menu! Google Earth will pan to the new location but will not change the zoom level.

    For you FireFox users, there's something even cooler! On this site you can find instructions on how to open Geocaching waypoints in Google Earth directly from Geocaching.com, and how to view Travel Bug tracks in Google Earth. It requires a free plugin for FireFox called GreaseMonkey. Sorry, I don't know of any such addon for IE users.

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    Firefox + GreaseMonkey = LOVE

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    Is there a reason why my maps are blurry? Do I not have something set right?


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    I was wondering the same thing myself Bruce. I was not that impressed with it.
    Blazing Troll

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    Quote Originally Posted by attroll
    I was wondering the same thing myself Bruce. I was not that impressed with it.
    Thanks. I was waiting for someone to say "put your glasses on", or "try it when you're sober". Glad someone else is "handicapped". LOL!

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    Default blurry!

    mine was blurry, too actually, when i did where i live, it was really pretty clear, but all the other places i tried were just awful thanks for letting me know it wasn't just me!
    "life is short...make a mess of it!"

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    Thumbs up New Google Earth Imagery for Maine

    Don't know if anyone has noticed, but when I opened Google Earth today, I noticed that about 1/3 of the state is now covered by the high-res photography! So if you plan on caching in one of the following counties, you can take advantage of it:
    • York
    • Cumberland
    • Sagadahoc
    • Androscoggin
    • Oxford
    • Kennebec
    • Lincoln
    • Franklin
    • Somerset (southern half)
    The imagery is dated 2006, but I think it's at least couple years older than that; it doesn't show my new shed in our backyard, or my neighbor's paved driveway.
    Last edited by Cache'n Jacksons; 09-10-2006 at 08:50 AM. Reason: added title

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