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U.K. resolution for where I checked is much less and very disapointing, I can't even see house outlines.
Some places I looked for are severely misplaced, one was in a rural area, and the interpolation put it a half hour drive in the wrong direction. Another was in a a built up residential area, and misplaced it by about a 15 minute walk.
But it's a great toy, I spent four hours playing with it. I found a good use for it, I was hiking last week and the map I have was incorrect, I was able to find the correct directsion and print out a map for next time. I'll probably pay the $20 for better printing.
I do wish it would work on Win98 which is my normal platform - I have to boot up in Win XP to use it.
Does anyone know how Google Earth differs from Keyhole?
Google Earth, announced on Tuesday, uses technology from the company's Keyhole division, a satellite mapping service it bought in October
Yeah, I noticed that, but since Google Earth has a free version and there is a fee for Keyhole, I figured they might not be the same product.
1600 Pennsylvanis Ave, 20006
For those of you that were in New Orleans for PubCon, do a search for Bourbon St. and check off "Bars/Clubs" under Layers. Was anybody able to hit all of these last week?
One point im surprized nobody brought up is the built in web browser. My first though was wow, could this be the first glimps of a Google browser. I visited my sie and checked the UA
"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Another point that amazed me was you can rotate the view so you are looking towards the horizon. Simply amazing how accurate they look. This is one product I will be sure to follow. A great toy with many uses.
it's amazing, looking down on ships etc. I also managed to spot a plane on final approach just short of a runway. It's just very cool. Almost like a snap shot of the world where everything just stops in place.
OK just saw there is a FAQ on this at: [earth.google.com...]
where it explains
Our images are photographs taken by satellites and aircraft sometime in the last three years. The images in Google Earth are updated on a rolling basis.
Just imagine if they were live images!
Whats that weird thing to the north of the building - looks like some sort of track.....
As I posted in the other thread I can work out when my area was mapped by building work etc :) Deffo Summer 2003 for me (Schools look like they are out - no Football pitch or running tracks - so Late July or August)
This is great software, i do hope the detail coverage is expanded soon.
12 months from now it will be better,hopefully one day images will be less then 24 hours old.
Nice one Google.
Will they improve the resolution? Or do you have to buy the program for the better resolution?
I live in New Jersey and the resolution for that state is pretty good. I can see small shrubs in my back yard and even a green sandbox that is only 3 feet accross(not the Google type).
I have to say that my lawn is much greener than my neighbors!
someone should go paint a big red X on a road somewhere and see how long it takes to show up!
id love to know when the the resolution will be updated for other parts of the world. please google, keep us posted