Google Earth Anyone?

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LarryJacobson

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Anthony,

Unfortunately the MAC is not supported but it looks like a lot of fun.

Thanks

Larry
 
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Yahoo (er..pardon) it is fantastic. Too bad you can't upgrade to Goodle earth plus yet. Being able to shift to an angle shot makes it even better. You can see individual people wiith it.

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I love these. I downloaded and patched together a huge google map of Toronto Islands and when I kayak, I use a GPS. When I come back, I can download my tracks to see exactly on the map where I've been. It's also handy if you're planning a kayak/canoe trip to see how far between spots. Girls and boys and all their toys!! *LOL* This is soooo cool.
 
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TOLady said:
I love these. I downloaded and patched together a huge google map of Toronto Islands and when I kayak, I use a GPS. When I come back, I can download my tracks to see exactly on the map where I've been. It's also handy if you're planning a kayak/canoe trip to see how far between spots. Girls and boys and all their toys!! *LOL* This is soooo cool.
The wife and I plan to go to Rome and north Tuscany next May. I can see how this would help finding interesting sites which aren't dealt well with on a "map."
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This thing is farrrrr too addictive!

Rich, I just wish I'd taken my GPS when I hiked the whole Samaria Gorge in Greece! Now that would be very interesting to see it superimposed on this program! GPS is great for sharing good locations, for wildlife nesting spots, good photography/hiking trails, etc. I have this phobia about getting lost and having a GPS puts this phobia to rest. I can find my way back anywhere even in the dark. Good for kayaking in Algonquin Park or Florida mangrove swamps where everything looks the same! LOL
 
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rose_canyon said:
Re:Google Earth
It says under FAQ system requirements that broadband/cable 128 is needed.
Does this mean if I have 56 k dial up I'll mess up my computer if I try to download and use Google Earth? Or does it just mean if I try to use it that it will be reaaaaly slow, maybe freeze images now and then etc? I have a suitable graphics chip, memory, Intel pentium 4HT, etc... I just don't have the internet connection speed/broadband or cable.
Thanks for your wisdom.
Rose, I think you need a broadband connection to receive the graphic map data.

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Jacki, you won't screw up your computer, but it will take a very long time to download the images, you can always try it and see. Problem is that if you zoom in, it reloads the pics each time so it's going to use a lot of your resources too.
 
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As of 1:25pm edt
"Google Earth downloads temporarily delayed

Thanks for your interest in Google Earth, but we're sorry we can't offer you a download right now. As you know, Google Earth is in beta, and we're still building out our ability to take on new users. We're making good progress, and expect to be able to accept new downloads shortly, so we recommend you check back daily at earth.google.com. We hope to be able to welcome you and other new planet surfers soon.

We appreciate your patience,

The Google Earth Team"

Rich
 
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As of 1:25pm edt
"Google Earth downloads temporarily delayed

Thanks for your interest in Google Earth, but we're sorry we can't offer you a download right now. As you know, Google Earth is in beta, and we're still building out our ability to take on new users. We're making good progress, and expect to be able to accept new downloads shortly, so we recommend you check back daily at earth.google.com. We hope to be able to welcome you and other new planet surfers soon.

We appreciate your patience,

The Google Earth Team"

Rich
 
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