Google earth

#1
Free program, 3d Earth zoom in to your place, needs broadband. Looks like it could be a good program.

Download
 
#2
Just given it a go, absolutely brilliant. And it's free. Mind you, my broadband's recently increased to 2 MB so I don't know if slower would be a problem.
 
#3
Running fine off 'bog standard' broadband.

Great find Awol.

Good for researching my holiday location!!
 
#5
Here you go, Aldershot......




You can see Caesar's camp and everything.
 
#6
Dunno what there is to download...maps.google.co.uk and use the "Satellite" tab. No software to install. Been around for a few months already.
 
#8
Escape-from-PPRuNe said:
Dunno what there is to download...maps.google.co.uk and use the "Satellite" tab. No software to install. Been around for a few months already.
Good tip, but personally I would still recommend people give the Google Earth download a try, if they have broadband and spare space on their hard drive. It gives more functionality - easier to navigate, you can zoom in closer, and roads and roads/map data can be overlaid on the imagery.

Detail varies between different parts of the world but I have just looked at a few places in Google Earth compared to maps.google and Google Earth was definitely better in each case. Depends on what you need, and the ability to use maps.google from any PC without installation is certainly an advantage.

With both methods, the placename index is not complete for many parts of the world so you may not find a town or village by just entering the name. In that case, with Google Earth you can navigate to the general area, zoom in and you may then see the names and other data overlaid on the imagery.
 
#9
That is without doubt the best thing I've downloaded from the net. Awesome. Try the alps - you can actually fly down the valleys because the satellite image is laid on to actual relief (there must be a certain height change where they bother to do that). Just took a flight from Italy to Munich. Need some serious broad band to do that though - mine struggles at 1.5 GBps
 
#11
Good CO said:
That is without doubt the best thing I've downloaded from the net
Apart from some of my milf hunter collection, i have to concur with Good CO. Some of the mapping quality is awsom, i looked at the picture of Aldershot above, and looked for my old house, you can zoom in and see into the garden. Excellent find.

Boney
 
#12
Yer bas'tards. Apparently me laptop contains something called an ATI Mobility Radeon ElectroPangleDooferPaddle. The only one in Christendom that Google Earth won't work with.

So go on, rub it in, how good is it?
 
#13
Awol said:
Yer bas'tards. Apparently me laptop contains something called an ATI Mobility Radeon ElectroPangleDooferPaddle. The only one in Christendom that Google Earth won't work with.

So go on, rub it in, how good is it?
Mines got an ATI Radion Mobility in it, and it works a treat. Have you tried to install it or are you reading the tech blurb from the website?

Boney
 
#14
Both Boney. I downloaded it, but when I click on the .exe file sweet FA happens, just the hourglass jobby flashes for a second, then nothing. Had a look on the site and it says I'm doomed if I have an ATI...
 
#15
Awol said:
Both Boney. I downloaded it, but when I click on the .exe file sweet FA happens, just the hourglass jobby flashes for a second, then nothing. Had a look on the site and it says I'm doomed if I have an ATI...
Shame that, because its really, really, really good :wink:

Boney
 
#18
This is the software of the devil. Many an hours sleep has been sacrified to insane searches for random streets in peru and attempts to see which mountain ranges look best at max zoom and tilt.

Argh.

I need to sell my PC and regain some sanity.

(at least it interuppted the porn stream that my broadband connection had become)
 
#19
spindler said:
This is the software of the devil. Many an hours sleep has been sacrified to insane searches for random streets in peru and attempts to see which mountain ranges look best at max zoom and tilt.

Argh.

I need to sell my PC and regain some sanity.

(at least it interuppted the porn stream that my broadband connection had become)
Jeeeesus, glad it's not just me then. I spent hours yesterday combing old barracks, ex-girl friends houses, old haunts, pubs and training areas all over the UK and Germany!
 
#20
Nice one Armourer - best site I've seen for a while...
 
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