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Old 19-07-2009, 01:22 AM   #21
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Sometimes you get lucky when a sub comes into port or watching a NK missile being assembled.
How often does Google Earth get updated? I'm sure sights of interest would be updated with reasonable frequency, but the picture of my house is over 10 years old because it doesn't include my renovations.

What are your favourates coordinates?
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Old 19-07-2009, 02:38 AM   #22
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How often does Google Earth get updated? I'm sure sights of interest would be updated with reasonable frequency, but the picture of my house is over 10 years old because it doesn't include my renovations.

What are your favourates coordinates?
Google Earth does get updated quite frequently.I believe you can go to Google to have the program updated. The reason why I have not updated my program often because I do not want to lose my locations.I spent a lot of time finding these locations. My favorite coordinates are the ABM sites around Moscow and DOE Nevada Test Site.Google Earth has a special program where you can visit the other planets of the Solar System.

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Old 19-07-2009, 04:55 AM   #23
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Google Earth does get updated quite frequently.I believe you can go to Google to have the program updated. The reason why I have not updated my program often because I do not want to lose my locations.I spent a lot of time finding these locations. My favorite coordinates are the ABM sites around Moscow and DOE Nevada Test Site.Google Earth has a special program where you can visit the other planets of the Solar System.
Its better to see DOE Nevada Test Site up close and personal. But you cannot bring any cameras on the site though.Surprisingly, the radiation is within tolerable limits, though there are certain areas that are still hot. You have to wear film badges but I prefer to carry my own detector.

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Old 21-07-2009, 01:40 PM   #24
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If you update Google Earth to the latest version (strongly recommended) your waypoints won't get lost, or at least mine didn't. Don't uninstall the old one, just check for updates under Help in the menu. If you want extra security all your favourite places can be saved as file in any case by right-clicking My Places (I use this to migrate Google Earth data between computers). But the pictures that are shown are not affected by version, it's the same database.

The date of the photograph under the cursor is given in Google Earth below the map on the left if you have the latest edition. But only where there are high res pictures, not in the generic low res areas. In the older versions (and the latest) another way to view the dates is to turn on DigitalGlobe Coverage in the layer control.

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Old 21-07-2009, 01:58 PM   #25
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I should add that the pictures showing the Apollo landing sites are great! I was waiting for something like that. A landmark, both literally and historically.

"It's a land mark."
"Some land mark."
"Collins. Let's move in closer and take a good look."
"Yes, sir."


Of course these photos won't convince any conpiracy believers (saw a documentary about them yesterday in the anniversary programming, good grief...). To convince them you have to fly them to the sites themselves, and they are not worth such a reward.
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They'd only claim they were planted there later on or weren't manned. It's impossible to have a rational argument with an idiot.
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Old 21-07-2009, 11:48 PM   #27
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If you update Google Earth to the latest version (strongly recommended) your waypoints won't get lost, or at least mine didn't. Don't uninstall the old one, just check for updates under Help in the menu. If you want extra security all your favourite places can be saved as file in any case by right-clicking My Places (I use this to migrate Google Earth data between computers). But the pictures that are shown are not affected by version, it's the same database.

The date of the photograph under the cursor is given in Google Earth below the map on the left if you have the latest edition. But only where there are high res pictures, not in the generic low res areas. In the older versions (and the latest) another way to view the dates is to turn on DigitalGlobe Coverage in the layer control.
Thank You very much for the tip!
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Not at all, the Planet Silly is a well known destination for assorted fruit loops, freaks and weirdos...
In the US we call it California.
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Old 22-07-2009, 08:17 AM   #29
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In the US we call it California.
That was below the belt. There are only two places in California that fit. San Francisco and West Hollywood. Those two places is like entering another dimension.

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