View Full Version : Google Earth

10th July 2005, 07:34 PM
Google Earth is a 3D mapping program for Windows, and soon to be Mac. It allows users to search for any place on earth, and zoom in and take screenshots. It works better on a higher powered P4 than on a lowly PM, which my Dell has in it.

After looking at it for about two minutes this morning, I decided to download and try out. Besides the fact that I had to use XP to get these, I have found some good photos of places that are important to me. The first one is a no brainer. The Second one; we are going to play a game. That is, Find Andrew's house. It is there. Hints are under the images. Good luck.

Apple's Campus in Cupertino

My House is in the Top right of that image, in the culdesac, with a black roof, and about 5 houses from the right, at the middle of the image.


10th July 2005, 08:27 PM
hmmmm....the first one is obviosly the Apple HQ in Cupertino, and Andrews house is the one on that street with the road and the tree? it has a red/orange roof too? but i could be wrong too......but my guess is the one right in the centre....it's 6 houses down from the corner of the middle road on the left side.....and on the bottom....if that makes sense?

10th July 2005, 08:40 PM
We were playing with this on Friday afternoon (on PC). It's bloody awesome! :) Everyone was madly downloading it and trying to find their house - ground our internet connection to a halt ;)

10th July 2005, 10:09 PM
Greg Was Here (http://www.reallifecomics.com/daily.php?strip_id=1480)

Heh, Check out this strip by Greg Dean over at Real Life comic. Wheres my chalk! :P

The Fluffy Duck
12th July 2005, 01:01 PM
can we have a link please

12th July 2005, 01:12 PM
Here is the link, as asked for (http://earth.google.com)

12th July 2005, 01:32 PM
I've found Andrews house!!

It's the one with the Black Ford Territory parked in the driveway, the eggs on the garage door, and the little bastards running around in the yard nextdoor! ;)

12th July 2005, 01:58 PM
Originally posted by 964RSCS@Jul 12 2005, 01:32 PM
I've found Andrews house!!

It's the one with the Black Ford Territory parked in the driveway, the eggs on the garage door, and the little bastards running around in the yard nextdoor! ;)
Haha funny.

I'm guessing its one with a pool?

12th July 2005, 02:23 PM
Why isn't the carpark at apple full of worker drones building my uber itanuim 128 bit powerbook????


12th July 2005, 03:02 PM
If you're on a Mac you can always use the website:


Click on satellite in the top right hand corner.

12th July 2005, 03:46 PM
Well, Time's up Folks.

My House is Outlines Below.


I Apologize for the image. I don't have the skills or CPU power for Photoshop.


12th July 2005, 04:46 PM
........:o thats the one i was talking about.....i wins....my description was just a little off thats all...

12th July 2005, 08:10 PM
Anyone know what this one is?

12th July 2005, 08:56 PM
:o ....it's Microsoft HQ...... what about this one....

*hint: it's big!*

12th July 2005, 10:41 PM
I have no idea..... I thought it might have been some gov't building in washington or something

12th July 2005, 11:55 PM
nope......not a gov't building of any type....

*hint: starts with 'M'* :)

13th July 2005, 10:22 AM
What would be really cool for Google Earth would be being able to use a joystick and fly around the world, controling the camera with the joy stick

13th July 2005, 11:07 AM
ahhh Mall of America.

I was watching an episode of viva la bam last night and when I read your hint just above it clicked.
Nice one.

13th July 2005, 03:15 PM
:o.....thats it......and thats how i heard of it too....the one where they trap Vito in the bed shop....

Georgina EG
23rd July 2005, 11:33 PM
Google Earth would be more inviting if it could be used by Macs.

Tommy PDA
25th July 2005, 09:44 PM
I have google earth i found Pine Gap

Pine Gap

The so called Pine Gap - Australia's Area 51 is another top secret base like area 51. It is one of the most secret bases in the world. Its Nestled in a gap in the hills of the Western MacDonnell Ranges about 20 kM South East of Alice Springs.

Pine Gap, near Alice Springs, employs nearly 1,000 people, mainly from the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office. Originally code-named MERINO, it is the ground station for a satellite network that intercepts telephone, radio, data links, and other communications around the world. The facility currently includes a dozen radomes, a 5,600 square meter computer room, and 20-odd service and support buildings. Two of its ground antenna are part of the U.S. Defense Satellite Communications System.

Since its construction in 1968, Australian peace activists have opposed the secret Pine Gap base and despite its remote location, Pine Gap was the veunue for a number of major national protests during the 1980s. You can see it looks allot less industrial then Area 51, at least this base has trees in!

Along with the radomes, Pine Gap houses a large computer room. Rumored to be amongst the largest in the world, computer operators communicate with each other via headsets across the almost 6 000 M2 of floor space. Now that's a big building!

here's the Photo i got of Google Earth.....

sorry photo is not loading

but here is one of the net......

2nd August 2005, 12:18 PM
There is a Dashboard widget that accesses Google Maps (and therefore the Satellite images too): http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/t...mapswidget.html (http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/transportation/googlemapswidget.html)

Very quick, but nowhere near as nice and navigable as Google Earth. Still useful for finding simple places.

The pyramids/Sphinx and Eiffel Tower are all good places to check out on Google Earth. The Pentagon, everyone's seen before. The Grand Canyon with terrain turned on is incredible.

2nd August 2005, 01:24 PM
I'm going to use Google Earth in summer to see which neighbours have swimming pools... "Hello! You don't know me, but..."

2nd August 2005, 01:45 PM
The good folks at Google have also released Google Moon for our viewing pleasure!!



2nd August 2005, 01:57 PM
anyone else notice that according to the NASA imagery, the moon is made of cheese on the closest view?

2nd August 2005, 01:58 PM
make sure you zoom all the way in on google moon :)

doh.. you beat me

2nd August 2005, 05:17 PM
lmao hahaha i love technology