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    Google Earth Beta

    I haven't noticed any other post about this so,

    Google Earth V4.1.7076.4458 BETA is out for download.

    Get it at GOOGLE BETA

    I haven't had a chance to really get into it but so far looks OK with more 2007 Sat shots.
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    Re: Google Earth Beta

    No obvious new mapping for the places I check in the UK, though. Still the same white clouds above West Dorset!

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    Re: Google Earth Beta

    Version 4.1 does not change any of the mapping data, changes to the mapping data is independent of the application version. There are some new features including 'View in Maps' and 'Tips' plus it is now available in 7 more languages.

    A recent addition is an overlay for the Greensburg tornado

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    Re: Google Earth Beta

    If you want good quality aerial views of UK, have a look at http://www.192.com/maps Enter a postcode or place name / address and you'll get a steet map, Zoom in and it merges into the photo.

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    Re: Google Earth Beta

    What are alternatives to Google Earth? I've been using it for a long time but the latest version I tried to install seemed to remove the option for me to install in the location of my choice, instead forcing itself into C:Program Files. This doesn't work for my how I want my computer organized.

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    Re: Google Earth Beta

    Back in January, Don Sadler in <post:=625,684>post 625,684</post:> suggested Flash Earth... for its flexibility. I guess it depends on what you use Google Earth to do.

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    Re: Google Earth Beta

    Microsoft's equivalent to Google Earth is http://local.live.com/ - it allows you to view the earth in 3d (you need to download a plugin to use the 3d views)

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    Re: Google Earth Beta

    See Live Search.

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    Re: Google Earth Beta

    Clever but a pity the images are of out of date. My house is a building site, which means the images were taken about now in 1999.

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    Re: Google Earth Beta

    For whatever reason, Google does seem to want to only go ito the C:Program Files folder.

    You could use a third party program like System Mechanic to move it to another location if you would like. I do have System Mechanic but have not tried to move Google, although it apparently offers to do so.
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    Re: Google Earth Beta

    I seem to be the last in the Lounge to install Google Earth. Their never ending Beta is now up to V4.1.7087.5048, since some days ago.

    A cool program that works great with a speedy broadband, though it is a little heavy in the RAM area.

    But if I am looking for high quality aerial views of Sweden I would either look at The National Land Survey agency or the map services that can be found at the search engines for address and telephone numbers. On the other hand the search engines get their photos from the Survey agency. For the major part of the country they are much better, for cities one can reach 1 pixel=0.4 meter. But then of course they are taken from an aircraft.

    Still and all, Google Earth is a really nice tool to explore the world.

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    Re: Google Earth Beta

    Argus

    If you want a simple, cut down version with Google maps, Microsoft VE and Ask and NASA maps try this browser version

    http://www.flashearth.com/

    It uses the same images as the main downloadable Googlemaps but without the bells and whistles...enjoy
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    Re: Google Earth Beta

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Jerry,
    Thanks for reply. I know about the Flash Earth site, thanks to <!profile=Don_Sadler>Don_Sadler<!/profile>'s <post:=625,684>post 625,684</post:>. I read the thread at the time, but did not reply a thank you to him <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15>. I found it really fast when zooming. But for my places Google seems to be the most detailed, though Microsoft VE provide labels.

    Then it's a completely different matter that I sometimes have a hard time to find the link I'm searching for in my bookmarks; world maps? no, flash world? no, <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> flash? Flash Earth, there it is! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Google Earth Beta

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Yep, that's the one, I remember getting from the Lounge somewhere. I find it really useful as I have been mapping my runs when Google maps hasn't got clear or current images. There are a plethora of sites using Google maps with layers (http://www.mapmyrun.com) being an example but I found that using Don's link I was able to chop and change quickly to get good or clearer maps.


    I was amazed to find a crop circle near the run I am doing this weekend and found that it was built in 1999 which just shows you how old some of these images are <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Google Earth Beta

    Bill, and anyone else, especially in the US, GIS systems are increasingly being used to map local urban regions and if you have a need to be more specific, googling your state and county for GIS resources may bring up local details going well beyond Google Earth. For example, in the region I live, close to a mix of major and minor fault lines, here's a liquefication map showing the extent to which the soil would shake, and thereby destroy house foundations. (I have been looking for this because Allstate discontinued coverage of earthquake damage.)

    http://www.ugs.state.ut.us/online/pdf/pi-76.pdf

    Unfortunately I'm in a 0.9 - 1.0 area, so I'm looking for another insurance carrier!

    I have just begun this little voyage of discovery, and so may post back later.
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