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slipBall
06-13-2006, 01:23 PM
They came out with a new beta today. It's really http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif, I got to give it a 9 out of 10, you can see a still of aircraft taxing, that mess in the backyard that the misses keeps hounding you to clean up, even street traffic lights. I am gonna use it to find ways in to little fishing ponds, and lakes, that I did'nt know were there, you can see little trails http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://earth.google.com/

MaxMhz
06-13-2006, 01:31 PM
They will also collect any and all data on you and store it indefinitely on their semantic web servers... So better watch what you're looking at http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Google is the biggest spyware on the planet if you ask me, netting billions of dollars profit annualy it's bigger than ebay and amazon combined and fastly approaching M$'s bad billy

slipBall
06-13-2006, 01:36 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif I better stop looking through those windows with the red light on http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

ReichstagMad
06-14-2006, 01:09 AM
Originally posted by MaxMhz:
Google is the biggest spyware on the planet if you ask me

We didn't!

kajr
06-14-2006, 05:02 AM
Originally posted by slipBall: They came out with a new beta today. It's really cool.

I too think Google Earth is VERY cool.

But I have been disappointed with how little of most states (like New York) is high res. My house and community are very low res, and the satellite imagery is very old (around Rochester NY).

The website says that the satellite images are not older than 3 years, but that is impossible, because my development was built in 1998, and the imagery of that development only shows a farmer's field, so it must have been taken almost 10 years ago.

I think it is interesting that most of their high res imagery was taken during the winter, so that leaves would not be in the way of objects under a lot of trees?

Also of note, they have added 3D perspectives on some of the attractions, like some cities and the Grand Canyon. What is difficult to view now is some of the city buildings. They have mixed and matched buildings and whole blocks from different angles, so you get this kind of effect, which is decidedly vertigo inducing:

http://kmcdowell.net/screens/Chicago.jpg

TgD Thunderbolt56
06-14-2006, 06:39 AM
I thought it was cool looking at Pearl Harbor. You can see the Arizona and a bunch of other cool junk.


TB

leeG727
06-14-2006, 07:13 AM
Wouldn't it be neat to connect this into a VFR flight sim.

slipBall
06-14-2006, 07:16 AM
Originally posted by kajr:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by slipBall: They came out with a new beta today. It's really cool.

I too think Google Earth is VERY cool.

But I have been disappointed with how little of most states (like New York) is high res. My house and community are very low res, and the satellite imagery is very old (around Rochester NY).

The website says that the satellite images are not older than 3 years, but that is impossible, because my development was built in 1998, and the imagery of that development only shows a farmer's field, so it must have been taken almost 10 years ago.

I think it is interesting that most of their high res imagery was taken during the winter, so that leaves would not be in the way of objects under a lot of trees?

Also of note, they have added 3D perspectives on some of the attractions, like some cities and the Grand Canyon. What is difficult to view now is some of the city buildings. They have mixed and matched buildings and whole blocks from different angles, so you get this kind of effect, which is decidedly vertigo inducing:

http://kmcdowell.net/screens/Chicago.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes I know that the photo's are older than the 3 years claimed. The one for my place is 5 years old. You can almost tripple the resolution but you would have to pay for that vershion http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Blottogg
06-14-2006, 09:09 AM
kajr, what you don't know is that there is actually a black hole in downtown Chicago, warping space-time and explaining the Escher-esque perspective.

And I think Google Earth is cool too, spyware consperacies (real or imagined) be d@mned.