Google Earth

Discussion about software such as GSAK, OziExplorer etc, as well as all things hardware, GPSrs, laptops, PDAs, paperless caching, cables etc
User avatar
riblit
It's the journey.
It's the journey.
Posts: 3444
Joined: 04 April 03 6:30 pm
Location: Land Grant of John Campbell

Post by riblit » 16 July 05 6:40 pm

Hey Bronze<br />
-19 10.3129, 127 47.7733 copy and paste into the 'Fly to' bar<br />
wolfs creek meteor crater.

User avatar
ideology
Posts: 2763
Joined: 28 March 03 4:01 pm
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Post by ideology » 16 July 05 7:59 pm

we pasted it into our gps instead!
Image

User avatar
Papa Bear_Left
800 or more hollow logs searched
800 or more hollow logs searched
Posts: 2573
Joined: 03 April 03 12:28 am
Location: Kalamunda, WA
Contact:

Post by Papa Bear_Left » 17 July 05 1:46 am

I thought I was big bloke from South Australia.

This bloke's bigger:

S29 31'54" E137 27'59"

(Zoom up to about 10km so you can get the right perspective. It's the "Marree Man" and he's 4km tall!)

swampgecko
It's all in how you get there....
It's all in how you get there....
Posts: 2181
Joined: 28 March 03 6:00 pm

Post by swampgecko » 17 July 05 6:32 am

Bear_Left wrote:I thought I was big bloke from South Australia.

This bloke's bigger:

S29 31'54" E137 27'59"

(Zoom up to about 10km so you can get the right perspective. It's the "Marree Man" and he's 4km tall!)
My parents were flying from Darwin to Adelaide, when the plane banked a few times, Dad says to Mum, there's an image down there. They finally get to Sydney and were telling about it as we drove home, Dad was asking if I had ever seen or heard of this image, knowing the I had spent a lot of time in planes going over the same area, no kwas my reply, This was just before the "Marree Man" appeared in the news.

User avatar
Bronze
Posts: 2372
Joined: 15 July 03 11:48 pm
Location: Toronto, NSW

Post by Bronze » 26 July 05 12:54 am

Thanks Guys.

I'm having a ball surfing the world. checking out all these cool locations virtually is really cool and the novelty hasn't warn off yet.

I can wait until the graphics gets slowly better around the world. Hopefully slowly the High res graphics will be used all over. It was disppointing not being able to see places like Stone Henge and the Red Ochre Capital very well.

In time hopefully.

The Bronze.

User avatar
Bronze
Posts: 2372
Joined: 15 July 03 11:48 pm
Location: Toronto, NSW

Post by Bronze » 26 July 05 2:49 am

Just discovered overlays about two hours ago. There are a lot of good ones but I reckon this would have to be one of the best.

It's a realtime (or almost) Cloud Overlay. Make sure you play with the transparency.
Image
http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile3 ... ud-map.htm

The Bronze.

User avatar
ideology
Posts: 2763
Joined: 28 March 03 4:01 pm
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Post by ideology » 26 July 05 8:10 am


Mind Socket
Posts: 1329
Joined: 29 March 03 6:04 pm
Location: Gladesville, Sydney
Contact:

Post by Mind Socket » 27 July 05 10:05 am

I have, it totally rocks! Just need a linux version and a video card so I can use it at home. In the last couple of weeks, I've seen just about everyone on my floor at work zooming about in Google Earth.

User avatar
ideology
Posts: 2763
Joined: 28 March 03 4:01 pm
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Post by ideology » 27 July 05 10:12 am

we now have google earth links on cache pages so you can jump to particular locations instantly. they only display one waypoint per cache at the moment, but our plan is to display a tracklog for moveable caches

User avatar
GIN51E
600 or more caches found
600 or more caches found
Posts: 774
Joined: 19 June 05 11:07 am
Location: Waitara Magellan Explorist 600

Post by GIN51E » 28 July 05 11:14 pm

ok well now and then when i exit or open google earth i get this error message

http://members.iinet.net.au/~gins/error.jpg

anyone know what it means? the program still functions fine.


also on a lighter note,

don't think google earth will help you much when looking for this cache,

think i bit of cloud snuck in on the photo.
http://geocaching.com.au/cache/gch2xg

User avatar
riblit
It's the journey.
It's the journey.
Posts: 3444
Joined: 04 April 03 6:30 pm
Location: Land Grant of John Campbell

Post by riblit » 29 July 05 12:04 am

GIN51E wrote:ok well now and then when i exit or open google earth i get this error message

http://members.iinet.net.au/~gins/error.jpg

anyone know what it means? the program still functions fine.


also on a lighter note,

don't think google earth will help you much when looking for this cache,

think i bit of cloud snuck in on the photo.
http://geocaching.com.au/cache/gch2xg
Looks like its a bit unhappy with network file contents.

User avatar
GIN51E
600 or more caches found
600 or more caches found
Posts: 774
Joined: 19 June 05 11:07 am
Location: Waitara Magellan Explorist 600

Post by GIN51E » 29 July 05 12:55 am

and to me that means? :?

User avatar
ideology
Posts: 2763
Joined: 28 March 03 4:01 pm
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Post by ideology » 29 July 05 8:24 am

hmmm... we must be sending some invalid XML to google earth
luckily you've posted the coords so we should be able to debug it
we'll take a look over the next couple of days

is anyone else having this problem?

User avatar
Cached
2500 or more caches found
2500 or more caches found
Posts: 3087
Joined: 24 March 04 4:32 pm
Location: Launceston, Tasmania
Contact:

Post by Cached » 29 July 05 10:44 am

I was playing with it last night (on dial-up) and it was fine.

Damo.
Posts: 2183
Joined: 04 April 04 5:01 pm
Location: Jannali

Post by Damo. » 29 July 05 7:22 pm

GIN51E wrote:
don't think google earth will help you much when looking for this cache,

think i bit of cloud snuck in on the photo.
http://geocaching.com.au/cache/gch2xg
Think that's bad? Looks like Launceston is covered in cotton wool. http://geocaching.com.au/cache/gcncm2

Post Reply