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Mastershroom VIP Member

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#1 13 years ago

This is a pretty nifty program I found on Google, actually made by Google. Just go to and search Google Earth (I'm laughing at the number of times I've said "Google" so far...). It's basically a virtual globe with satellite pictures of the entire planet.

You can view Earth from far away...


Or you can zoom into individual cities and buildings.


I've found my house and can just enter an address and it will find it for you and you can zoom in on it. It's a good way to waste some time, I guess.

ToXiC Hawk

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#2 13 years ago

I'm sure most people have heard about this by now...

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#3 13 years ago

Old mate. It's a nice program though, so thanks for the effort. Im afraid that this thread won't receive any posts but "welcome to last week" and "yeah I have been using it for some time now" so I'm close to locking it.

We can see if it can evolve into something meaningfull (experiences with it etc.) so I'll leave it open and me will see any "old" " not new" posts deleted. If it gets spam tastic I will lock it afterall.

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#4 13 years ago

Sheesh, lighten up Dönitz...:cort:

Yeah, Google Earth is a pretty cool program. I've had it for a couple months. I went first to find my house, but now i'm trying to find all the football stadiums in the U.S.

Heh, i've also used it to get a look at the campuses of colleges i've thought about going to. :thumbsup:

I've pretty much found all the everyday routes i take and its pretty cool to see what you go past in your daily commute. If you get the upgraded version its even cooler, and i think the high-end one makes everything 3-D.


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#5 13 years ago

Yeah, it's pretty cool. I think theres a new version that you have to pay for now, but the free one is fine for me. I dont have it installed right now, but when I did I would just randomly go around finding odd things. I found something really weird in Utah (I think it was there) I'm not sure what it was, but it looked like a large field of oil tanks.

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#6 13 years ago

I've been using it on dialup. Not recommended of course.

It could have better coverage fro the rest of the world, but that's probably on the way...



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#7 13 years ago

It could have a better coverage of the world yeah.. If I look at some countries many pieces are missing.

Edit: not missing but faded.


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#8 13 years ago
Phoenix_22If you get the upgraded version its even cooler, and i think the high-end one makes everything 3-D.

Nope, sorry. I've gotten the pro version, and all it does is adding more features. The picture quality is the same as far as I can notice.

I have found many cool places with this nifty little program:

Chinese carrier Varyag refitting in Dalian shipyard: googleearthchinesecarriervarya.jpg

Chinese warships under construction in the outskirts of Shanghai. googleearthchinesewarshipsunde.jpg

The famous "Area 51" (officialy known as Groom Lake AB). googleearthgroomlakeab1bw.jpg

Indian Navy main base showing the carrier formerly knowned as HMS Hermes, and 5 Russian built SSK Kilo submarines. googleearthindiannavyinmumbay6.jpg

The once so proud Iraqi Air Force after beeing devastated by US planes with LGBs at Fallujah AB. googleearthiraqiplanesbombedon.jpg

An North Korean airbase showing alot of old utility Russian built An-2 Colts in active service. googleearthnorthkoreanabwithlo.jpg

Main Naval station for US Navy's Atlantic fleet, Norfolk, Virginia. This picture shows a massive collection of various ships, including 2 large supercarriers, and 2 smaller Amphibius Assault Carriers for the USMC. googleearthusnavalbaseinnorfol.jpg

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#9 13 years ago

It would have been more fun if it was live, I reckon. I'd just love to creep out people I knew by phoning them up and telling them exactly what they were up to. Plus there are a couple of people I'd just like to watch... Erm, ahem, anyway. Aside from being a cool toy, this doesn't really seem to be of much use for anything. The AA roadmap in my car is far more useful than this, not only because it's portable but also because it's more clearly labelled. As if that wasn't bad enough, large chunks of Britain (including where I happen to live) seem to be blurred beyond use. Plus, it's made by Google, which is reason enough not to download it. Anyway, I downloaded it a while ago and had fun for a few minutes. I looked around at some of my relatives houses (I'm not sure why, but I'm sure I'm not the only one to do so), and I tried to see where I was going to go on holiday (which was also fruitless, as it was blurred), and looked at a few of those UFO and other strange pictures. Then I got bored and uninstalled it. Much better things to do with my time. Like nothing.

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#10 13 years ago

where i work,naval dockyard in plymouth. wow :rolleyes:


Thinking about it.