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#325973 - 12/30/05 12:40 PM Earth Views - Google
bushbear Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 08/26/02
Posts: 4404
Loc: Sequim
The following link is pretty neat if your computer can handle it. Probably not good for a dial-up connection, though. The photos are recent and the detail is pretty amazing.

http://earth.google.com/

Minimum configuration:

Operating system: Windows 2000, Windows XP
CPU speed: IntelŪ PentiumŪ PIII 500 MHz
System memory (RAM): 128MB
200MB hard-disk space
3D graphics card: 3D-capable video card with 16MB VRAM
1024x768, 32-bit true color screen
Network speed: 128 kbps ("Broadband/Cable Internet")
Recommended configuration:

Operating system: Windows XP
CPU speed: IntelŪ PentiumŪ P4 2.4GHz+ or AMD 2400xp+
System memory (RAM): 512MB
2GB hard-disk space
3D graphics card: 3D-capable video card with 32MB VRAM or greater
1280x1024, 32-bit true color screen
Network speed: 128 kbps ("Broadband/Cable Internet")

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#325974 - 12/30/05 08:18 PM Re: Earth Views - Google
Hoh Humm Offline
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Registered: 04/29/05
Posts: 519
Loc: Forks
Down loaded Google Earth the other day.
Went and found the house that I owned when I was 18 years old.
Pretty cool.
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#325975 - 12/30/05 09:33 PM Re: Earth Views - Google
lupo Offline
Three Time Spawner

Registered: 09/16/02
Posts: 1571
Loc: seattle wa
its addictive.....you can fly right up your favorite river
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#325976 - 12/30/05 10:14 PM Re: Earth Views - Google
Sebastes Offline
Repeat Spawner

Registered: 10/31/02
Posts: 1335
Loc: Monroe,WA.
Can't wait until it will work with my MAC. Iwant to check out all the lakes around Monroe.

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#325977 - 01/01/06 12:20 AM Re: Earth Views - Google
Eric Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 3501
Is there any way to get a sharper focus on close-ups?

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#325978 - 01/01/06 12:25 AM Re: Earth Views - Google
bushbear Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 08/26/02
Posts: 4404
Loc: Sequim
I don't know about a sharper focus. Best to ask the folks that set up the program. I suspect that the satellite photos used don't have the fine resolution necessary. They might equivalent to 1 meter resolution on a lot of stuff. Looks okay from a few hundred feet up, but loses focus as you move in.

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