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Google Earth Imagery Update

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Offline Lance

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Google Earth Imagery Update
« on: May 26, 2013, 02:22:33 PM »
I've noticed in the past few days that Google Earth has updated it's imagery of the park and elsewhere with data from 4/18/2013.  I must say it's at least twice as good as the previous imagery and VERY detailed! 
Make sure you go into Tools->Options->Terrain section and check the box for "Use high quality terrain".
Check it out..
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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 02:43:22 PM »
I've noticed in the past few days that Google Earth has updated it's imagery of the park and elsewhere with data from 4/13/2013.  I must say it's at least twice as good as the previous imagery and VERY detailed! 
Make sure you go into Tools->Options->Terrain section and check the box for "Use high quality terrain".
Check it out..

Read more..
http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2013/05/new-google-earth-imagery-may-25-2013.html

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Offline Lance

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 02:49:51 PM »
The imagery into Cattail Canyon is incredible..

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 05:49:04 PM »
I emailed google a while back and told them that their map didn't identify highway 170 between Sturdy Butt and Presidio.  They responded back and said I was right and said they would email me when they fixed it.  Hasn't happened yet, may never happen.  Bing at least identifies 170 on their map. 

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 07:47:49 PM »
I emailed google a while back and told them that their map didn't identify highway 170 between Sturdy Butt and Presidio.  They responded back and said I was right and said they would email me when they fixed it.  Hasn't happened yet, may never happen.  Bing at least identifies 170 on their map.

You should check out Bing Earth then..

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 10:53:27 PM »
What the heck is this?
N 29.238867 W 29.238867

Alien Spacecraft, or the Enterprise Saucer section?
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Offline Lance

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 10:57:03 PM »
What the heck is this?
N 29.238867 W 29.238867

Alien Spacecraft, or the Enterprise Saucer section?

Need W coordinates. Pasted N twice.

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 11:01:44 PM »
What the heck is this?
N 29.238867 W 29.238867

Alien Spacecraft, or the Enterprise Saucer section?

Need W coordinates. Pasted N twice.

OOPS. I think it is an old tank about 40 ft in diameter

N29.23887 W103.37642

Never knew that was there!
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Offline Lance

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2013, 11:05:29 PM »
What the heck is this?
N 29.238867 W 29.238867

Alien Spacecraft, or the Enterprise Saucer section?

Need W coordinates. Pasted N twice.

OOPS. I think it is an old tank about 40 ft in diameter

N29.23887 W103.37642

Probably, USGS topo says there's a windmill there.
What is this?

29.231867, -103.330184
Another Homer Wilson project? or weird geographical feature?

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2013, 11:10:23 PM »
What the heck is this?
N 29.238867 W 29.238867

Alien Spacecraft, or the Enterprise Saucer section?

Need W coordinates. Pasted N twice.

OOPS. I think it is an old tank about 40 ft in diameter

N29.23887 W103.37642

Probably, USGS topo says there's a windmill there.
What is this?

29.231867, -103.330184
Another Homer Wilson project? or weird geographical feature?

Probably one of Homer's projects. Doesn't look like a dam, maybe a stone corral?

This is another one of Homer's Tanks
 N29.217526 W103.366841
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Offline Lance

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2013, 11:14:07 PM »
I can see Laurence's boulder in the ET drainage now..

29.161743, -103.255572

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Offline The Scorpion

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2013, 11:45:26 PM »
im loving the new detail, will greatly help in finding places to explore.
everything is better with bacon!!!

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Offline Lance

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2013, 11:53:57 PM »
im loving the new detail, will greatly help in finding places to explore.

Yeah, me too.  Wish I would have had the new imagery 3 months ago when I started this Google Earth project.  Finding alot of points are off by just a little.  Oh well.  I've got all the campsites coordinates now.

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2013, 01:34:43 AM »
I emailed google a while back and told them that their map didn't identify highway 170 between Sturdy Butt and Presidio.  They responded back and said I was right and said they would email me when they fixed it.  Hasn't happened yet, may never happen.  Bing at least identifies 170 on their map.

Google usually takes a while. But every error I've reported gets fixed within a few months.  Of course, adding a road is probably more complicated than the minor things I report.

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Re: Google Earth Imagery Update
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2013, 06:43:16 AM »
It is a great improvement, thanks!
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