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Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« on: February 08, 2009, 08:35:14 PM »

There is a new update on Google Earth today.

Have we all had a look at the street view cameras which give road level views outside every (almost) building in every street.

They dont cover the UK yet but they do do the USA, OZ, NZ and a few other countries.

How do they do that ? {:-{
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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 08:55:48 PM »

It been on google  For The USA  for a while know.  I Have been able to revisit a number of house's an area's  I used to live in when in America.   Basically a car/ number of cars with a special 360 degree camera has driven along every street / road and in some cases cul de sacs  and taken a picture  every 10yards or so. 

There was a bit of a fuss when it first came out as so the storey goes it caught a few people in intermate activities on the ground floors of some house,s  , also people were caught in street pictures could request to have there faces blurred.

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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009, 11:09:13 PM »

It takes along time for them to take all the photographs but they have been doing it in the UK.  How do i know?  Because we have seen them at it.  They were driving around a suburb in aberdeen with a big telescope looking type device sticking out the sun roof.  Im assuming theres a fleet of these things going up and down the country photographing all the streets.  What will google think of next?
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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009, 11:36:08 PM »

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What will google think of next?

Look under the duvet next time you go to bed.  :o
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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009, 11:41:30 PM »

Who said surveillance society?
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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009, 01:38:41 AM »

There is also now Google Ocean.

You can look under the surface of the sea. Only limited coverage at present.
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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009, 07:20:37 AM »

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There is also now Google Ocean.

You can look under the surface of the sea. Only limited coverage at present.

Does that mean that Stavros will be able to find his long lost boat in Llanberis lake then?  :-)
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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2009, 04:11:51 PM »

It certainly looks like one,  Can you see an exhaust trail as well as the wake?  Perhaps an IC boat?

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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2009, 04:29:48 PM »

Given the scale of the dinghys at the top end of the lake - it must be about 8-10ft long!
Bit big for a multi boat - even one of Bill's  {-) {-)
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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2009, 05:08:25 PM »

Can't agree with you there, the dinghy's are much bigger.

I think what really gives it away is the guy with grey hair standing on the bank to the left of the sluice holding a Hitec Optic 6 transmitter.

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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2009, 05:16:03 PM »

Wow! Malc's eyesight ... or monitor is really good!
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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2009, 05:39:43 PM »

Zooming right in, is it casting a shadow shaped like a gaff rig?
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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2009, 07:29:47 PM »

a Hitec Optic 6 transmitter.

Malc

It must be an old 27MHz as he has a brown pennant on the end of the aerial. Probably IS a yachty then ....

Danny
(modelitically correct? - er - no! ) {-)
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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2009, 07:43:10 PM »

Danny

I am (seriously) convinced that there is an exhaust trail in the wake of that model, but you're right about the brown pennant.  The model has a broad beam for its length, suggesting a hydroplane type hull?  Looking at the wake, the model had just turned to Port.  The length of the wake suggests that it's moving quite quickly.

It would be easier to see the pennant with the aerial fully extended, but as the aerial is only extended to four sections, the pennant is partially in the shadow of the guy's left ear.

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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2009, 10:32:41 PM »

Malc
I thought that was a squirrel sitting on his shoulder!!
(seriously) -
If you use the free "hand" cursor as a guide, you'll find that the boat is about the same length and width as the white car in the corner of the nearest car park.

I've raced on this lake and I know they use a rib with an outboard as a dinghy rescue boat AND to place bouys - ergo, the exhaust smoke and the wake would bear this out  :-))  (perhaps an early Sunday morning shot while they were preparing for an event).

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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2009, 11:13:09 PM »

Danny

'ang on a minute, I've got the wrong glasses on!   %% %%

You're right...

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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2009, 12:32:54 AM »

To anyone around the Norfolk area, mainly The Wash, any info' on what this structure might be?...

52 50' 29.60"N 0 14' 27.90"E
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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2009, 01:22:50 AM »

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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2009, 08:37:42 AM »

Looks like a rather nasty zit. :D
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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2009, 09:13:03 AM »

Click the "i" and you will get some answers, http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=111172

Where exactly is the "i" Ian ?  {:-{
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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2009, 03:19:53 PM »

Where exactly is the "i" Ian ?  {:-{
Depends on your settings for Google Earth, you can open upp all the settings and see all the overlays, streets, rivers, information, picttures and so on. The box to the bottom left of the screen (Layers) gives access to all these features. For the "i" to appear you want to open "Gallery" and then click "Google Earth Community".

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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2009, 04:12:14 PM »

Thanks Ian now I know why you were so good on those Google Earth competitions we used to have on here.  ok2
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Re: Google Earth, Maps & Streetview
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2009, 12:46:36 PM »

We should get another Google thread going this winter Richard, new challenges ahead........
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