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Unread postAuthor: squeaks » Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:42 pm

Yeah, google earth is outdated by far. I moved 3 1/2 years ago but it still shows our trailor sitting in the front yard.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:09 pm

When i just looked at my place, and my nabior just built a indoor rideing ridng summer of 2005 and it's there, so rite around middle summer 05 it has been updated. The thing that got me was, it pin pointed my address 1 eighth mile from my house, it put me liveing in a corn field, so it's aim is off a little.
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:48 pm

I don't think the database would be updated all at one time, and urban areas are probably updated more frequently than rural areas.
That said:
1) Most trees that'll show up on an aerial photo are several years old, at least.
2) I'm envious of you peoples who live in places with photo resolution better than 1 pixel/20 meters.

...anyways, using a string tied to the projectile is a bad idea; it'll increase the drag on the projectile a very large amount, thereby changing the distance it'll go. Kindof defeats the purpose of measuring said distance, if you ask me...
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:01 pm

at my house, I can zoom in until I can see the aluminum slats on the fence around our pool. and, the fields are surrounded by old oaks, like, 6 feet in diameter. oh yeah, they offer free downloadable update from time to time. oh yeah, the pics of my house are taken in the fall. the clarity is amazing!
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:15 pm

in Auckland, New Zealand the pixels are awesome, like some of the best best cities google earth have made,just doesnt have 3-D buildings yet and its taken in Summer!

And BLB is right, i was playing cricket and the seam(string) of the ball came undone and there was 20cm of string hanging of the ball and when i bowled the ball slowed down crap loads (from about 100km to 85km)and was swinging all over the place.
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:18 pm

yep, and the string would be a bear to coil up and retreve and stuff
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:27 pm

Yea it is a really cool program, i'm glad you posted it. I was looking at my sisters/brothers/and my cusins houses. I think it is old military techknowlagy/sadalights or something??
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:50 pm

i confirmed on google earth i shot 108meters with my old spudgun and a field i shoot at is 347meters long

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Unread postAuthor: KVINCEO » Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:23 am

i heart google earth, look in iraq man! look for airports! you'll find some with bomb craters, and some with a ton of military helos.. i have alot of time on my hands... need a job.
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Unread postAuthor: anhydrite » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:21 am

use it to look at Area 51
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:37 am

nothing exciting really, just a couple small planes on the strip.
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Unread postAuthor: shud_b_rite » Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:06 am

Before google earth was google earth, it was called keyhole.
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Unread postAuthor: c19o » Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:42 am

I remember when it was keyhole too.
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