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SkyChimp
01-10-2006, 07:20 PM
If not, it's well worth the effort to downloand and install it. I like to zoom in on places I'll probably never visit. You can zoom down to about 1,000 feet over the surface in many places - with clear resolution.

If you have Google Earth installed, take a real close look at Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. What a freakin' bizarre city. It's roads are the weirdest of anyplace. Extremely sharp curves on what looks like highways, major roads that just dead-end, roads that taper as if they weren't surveyed before being layed. Major buildings like stadiums with no parking areas. Really freaky.

LStarosta
01-10-2006, 07:23 PM
They're all diversionary techniques to keep capitalist road analysts like yourself in a constant state of perplexion. Fact.

SkyChimp
01-10-2006, 07:26 PM
Originally posted by LStarosta:
They're all diversionary techniques to keep capitalist road analysts like yourself in a constant state of perplexion. Fact.

They did a good job.

I found a what looks like a 4-lane highway that just dumps out onto a 2 lane (dirt?) road.

I'd love to visit that city.

Arm_slinger
01-10-2006, 07:53 PM
I have it. I've not looked at i t in any great length of detail other to see what London looks like, and where I live.


It's something to bear in mind for when im bored next.

Badsight.
01-10-2006, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by SkyChimp:
If you have Google Earth installed, take a real close look at Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. What a freakin' bizarre city. It's roads are the weirdest of anyplace. Extremely sharp curves on what looks like highways, major roads that just dead-end, roads that taper as if they weren't surveyed before being layed. Major buildings like stadiums with no parking areas. Really freaky. that sounds really interesting , any chance you could post a picture or two ?

danjama
01-10-2006, 07:57 PM
Link to download it please?

SkyChimp
01-10-2006, 07:58 PM
http://earth.google.com/

danjama
01-10-2006, 08:11 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

SeaFireLIV
01-10-2006, 08:19 PM
Can`t wait to check my home. Buckingham Palace should look good from above! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

LStarosta
01-10-2006, 08:21 PM
I like to use it to watch my girlfriend's whereabouts. http://revof11.com/_images/icons/smilies/smiley_nerd.gif

berg417448
01-10-2006, 08:32 PM
The structure at 39 02' 10" N and 125 43' 48" E looks like a building the Klingons would construct!

danjama
01-10-2006, 08:36 PM
WOW! I just used it to see my childhood homes, all four of em, and to look at all kinds of places from memorys, that is so cool. Anyway, im off to reminisce.....

F19_Orheim
01-11-2006, 02:39 AM
All Aircraft in Flight in Google Earth. (http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=123225)

This placemark contains a record of all aircraft discovered in flight in GE.

ploughman
01-11-2006, 03:58 AM
I think I've solved the 'no-car parking at North Korean stadia' conundrum. After a thorough examination of the DPRK road network in Pyongyang area I can report that there are no cars in North Korea and therefore no requirement for car parks.

Mad as a sack of otters.

wintergoose
01-11-2006, 04:01 AM
I have it installed and use it to find the areas that the maps in PF describes.

I only wish I could zoom inn closer.

Deadmeat313
01-11-2006, 04:36 AM
I used it to take a proper look at the mountains in the south of the Crimean peninsula. The resolution there isn't too hot but the 3D rendering of the hills shows that our map is very close.

Good stuff. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

T.

han freak solo
01-11-2006, 07:22 AM
GE is a fun way to pass some time at work.

han freak solo
01-11-2006, 07:27 AM
Originally posted by F19_Orheim:
All Aircraft in Flight in Google Earth. (http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=123225)

This placemark contains a record of all aircraft discovered in flight in GE.

Nice! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

hunhunter-texas
01-11-2006, 08:38 AM
Has anyone else noticed that the roads in Pyongyang N.Korea are totally empty?? Like NO cars??!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

T_O_A_D
01-11-2006, 09:02 AM
I have used microsoft terra server for years to scout land for Hunting, and scout lakes for man made structure to fish. Then i moved to Google Maps, and now I use Google earth. It kicks butt!! Theres nothing like climbing a hill and knowing whats on the ohtersid, without ever being there before. It saves alot of gas in the boat too, being able to drive right to thee spot, instead of wandering aimlesslyh on the lake just looking for a good spot.

major_setback
01-11-2006, 09:13 AM
I've posted these before, but can't find a link...so here they are again:

Disused airsfield:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/0001.jpg

New York in close-up:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/004.jpg

LStarosta
01-11-2006, 09:50 AM
Originally posted by danjama:
WOW! I just used it to see my childhood homes, all four of em, and to look at all kinds of places from memorys, that is so cool. Anyway, im off to reminisce.....

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I found my old stomping grounds on Long Island NY... I lived 2 miles from the beach back then... It was nothing but a bike ride away... Swimming, surfing, skateboarding, riding bikes sneaking around all day... Not a worry in the world. That was the life.

ploughman
01-11-2006, 09:55 AM
Originally posted by hunhunter-texas:
Has anyone else noticed that the roads in Pyongyang N.Korea are totally empty?? Like NO cars??!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

LStarosta
01-11-2006, 09:59 AM
I'm sure if people weren't busy bending over for Kim Jong-Il, they'd find the funds to buy a nice communist-made automobile and the communist gasoline to power it.

knightflyte
01-11-2006, 10:06 AM
I wonder how old some of the pictures are......

I looked at where I live and there seems to be a white Honda where my Subaru should be.

I DID have a white Honda 2 years ago.

OldMan____
01-11-2006, 10:06 AM
Originally posted by SkyChimp:
If not, it's well worth the effort to downloand and install it. I like to zoom in on places I'll probably never visit. You can zoom down to about 1,000 feet over the surface in many places - with clear resolution.

If you have Google Earth installed, take a real close look at Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. What a freakin' bizarre city. It's roads are the weirdest of anyplace. Extremely sharp curves on what looks like highways, major roads that just dead-end, roads that taper as if they weren't surveyed before being layed. Major buildings like stadiums with no parking areas. Really freaky.

In a country where most people don ´t have personal car parking places ae not that important. Streets are aminly targeted to public trasnportation and light vehicles like bycicles.

Grue_
01-11-2006, 11:15 AM
Great tool if you're buying a house http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

MLudner
01-11-2006, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
GE is a fun way to pass some time at work.


Like what they pay you for...
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

MLudner
01-11-2006, 12:02 PM
This is the property I manage in Riverside.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c312/PROXIMVS/SummerMeadows.jpg

I also live there.

danjama
01-11-2006, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:
WOW! I just used it to see my childhood homes, all four of em, and to look at all kinds of places from memorys, that is so cool. Anyway, im off to reminisce.....

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I found my old stomping grounds on Long Island NY... I lived 2 miles from the beach back then... It was nothing but a bike ride away... Swimming, surfing, skateboarding, riding bikes sneaking around all day... Not a worry in the world. That was the life. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

AustinPowers_
01-11-2006, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by hunhunter-texas:
Has anyone else noticed that the roads in Pyongyang N.Korea are totally empty?? Like NO cars??!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Yeah.. just check out Baghdad and Moscow.. they are crazy busy.

But Pyongyang ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

LStarosta
01-11-2006, 12:35 PM
Originally posted by AustinPowers_:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by hunhunter-texas:
Has anyone else noticed that the roads in Pyongyang N.Korea are totally empty?? Like NO cars??!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Yeah.. just check out Baghdad and Moscow.. they are crazy busy.

But Pyongyang ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

28 days later....

gorillasika
01-11-2006, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by SkyChimp:
It's roads are the weirdest of anyplace.

That's part of the communist ideology I think. In Estonia, just south of Finland, in the 70's the Soviets decided to build a brand new suburb to Tallinn, called Lasnamae. They thought that getting there was important, so they decided to build a huge motorway to cut the suburb in the middle. At some stage something happened and the development was halted.
Now I think there's been about 30 years a motorway that just ends to nothing. There are also lot of buildings that were started but never finished, like schools and hospitals. They stand like ruins there. Between the buildings the area is total wasteland, but there lives a lot of people in their soviet style grey blocks of flats.

Here's where the multilane motorway ends:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/gorillasika/lasnamaki.jpg

Flakwalker
01-11-2006, 12:55 PM
The question is who have Google Earth Pro installed.
Is the most interesting related to internet that happened on 2005, nice idea.

telsono
01-11-2006, 01:03 PM
The pictures can be old. For my house they had one that was two years old, I have seen the same satellite pix on another program. Also, the pointer was close, just one house off from my house.

bird_brain
01-11-2006, 01:09 PM
I've had it installed for quite some time... I like to look up the maps in FB and compare the remains of old airstrips to what we have in the game so I know how to arrange the buildings & such. I just made Casablanca harbor from a Google Earth photo.

SkyChimp
01-11-2006, 05:54 PM
Looking at Pyongyang, there are a lot of plots of ground that looked like that once had a structure , but none exists now. I wond if these were areas obliterated in UN bombing during the Korean War and never built back.