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Old 05-31-2005, 04:14 PM   #15
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Hey you guys, I'm trying to get some work done. The last thing I need is cool websites to go visit, that distract me for another half hour!

It's bad enough that I took time away from work this morning to go pick up a polisher, then of course I had to try it out... but first I had to strip some more clearcoat off... and drop off some tires to get replaced... and book an appointment for the bearings... So I finally sit down to get some work done but I figure I'll just check in for a moment to see what's going on at A/S forums and I end up looking for my trailer and house from space. (it was pretty cool though)

Thanks for the link!

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Old 05-31-2005, 05:43 PM   #16
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If you like that you will LOVE this.

Need a fat pipe to down load and a reasonably fast computer. This links all the Teraserver maps together and you can literally follow highways across the country.

http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/

Mine is still a 02 image. The camper came in 03 for us and a whole bunch of trees came out of my yard that same year. The 02 image still has the 1970 Suburban I had sitting in my drive. You can just make it out. A Current picture there is 4 massive pine trees in my yard gone. My drive would be clearly visible and the Airstream is sitting on it.

Yes my neighbors house is round and the house on the other side is round as well.
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Old 05-31-2005, 10:12 PM   #17
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How are you getting that level of resolution. My shot is from 1991 so no trailer. But you can hardly make out the house when enlarged and zomed in.
I live in the Metro-Detroit area and the zoom level is awesome here. You can make out my Mom's 31 footer but my Argosy that I had in '02 is hidden under my big old maple trees. I circled where the trailer was located. I circled the "unpainted Argosy" on my Mom's driveway.
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Old 06-01-2005, 04:59 AM   #18
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well i can't get the fancy color shots but here is mine!

btw shari, i was the one who started the other thread, but i can't find it either!

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Old 06-01-2005, 07:51 AM   #19
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If you like that you will LOVE this.

Need a fat pipe to down load and a reasonably fast computer. This links all the Teraserver maps together and you can literally follow highways across the country.

http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/

Mine is still a 02 image. The camper came in 03 for us and a whole bunch of trees came out of my yard that same year. The 02 image still has the 1970 Suburban I had sitting in my drive. You can just make it out. A Current picture there is 4 massive pine trees in my yard gone. My drive would be clearly visible and the Airstream is sitting on it.

Yes my neighbors house is round and the house on the other side is round as well.
That program is too KOOL! Thanks for the link!!!!
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:04 PM   #20
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Trailer from space....

Check out Google Earth and download their application.

It lets you check out satellite and plane photos for any address in the world. The photos are either three years old or newer.

Here is a shot of my house where you can see my trailer next to it.
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Hi Tim,

nice pic of your airstream!!

I love Google earth!! Its such a great tool to play with, although most area shots of Europe are not as detailed as they are of the US.

But it was possible to get a real close look of the place Steffi and I married in Aspen, Colorado and she was very happy of that Satelite Picture as she wasn´t with us that day.

Did you know that there is a page where all the google earth addicted post what they have found?? For Example it is possible to see a Boeing 747 approaching the Airport of Santiago de Chile...

I will keep my eyes open for more Airstreams on google earth!!

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Old 07-21-2005, 04:17 PM   #22
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FYI I merged Safari Tim's new thread into this one.

BTW, it looks like the Google folks are accessing the same pictures as TerraServer since I check out their version and the picture is identical. The big difference with Google is the fact that the resolution is soooo much better. Neat stuff!

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Old 07-21-2005, 05:54 PM   #23
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I've been using TerraServer for a few years now and am always amazed with the stuff I've seen, but then I'm a map junkie. Go check out the campground you're going to next. Urban sprawl? Pan back and see what's left of the open space in your county. Know where to look and you may see a railroad roadbed that was abandoned 40 years ago.
Naturally, a tile boundry runs right thru my house so posting didn't work out very well. (Or more likely I'm still a computer illiterate.)
When you're looking for the best resolution, if your lucky, click on the "urban" view. That will give the best color shots. Also most of the newer pixs were taken when the leaves are off the trees.
Enjoy the view, Tom.
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I tried to download google earth and couldn't get ot to work. Any tips. I have all the system requirements, unless I'm just overlooking something. Thanks Dawn
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I had a problem running in directx mode. I had to choose opengl to get it going.


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I tried to download google earth and couldn't get ot to work. Any tips. I have all the system requirements, unless I'm just overlooking something. Thanks Dawn
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Old 07-21-2005, 11:04 PM   #27
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This is fun Sheri--Cool

But it's not updated in our area either yet. I think this is from 1999. This used to be an 200 acre farm, now it's a subdivision with 20-30 parcels along a private dirt road. There were only a few homes built three years ago when we moved here to Michigan from Illinois, but now there are more as it fills in slowly. The lake is manmade and named after the seller's wife, Lake Lynnette. It is used for waterskiing, hence my street name Skiers Alley. Soooo this is where you would see my Airstream if you looked now.

Airstream from outer space?---naw---that's just Flash Gordon.


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This is kinda fun, I found a picture of Maxwell from space! I know there was a thread a long time ago of these...but I couldn't find it. If you want to add yours go to TerraServerUSA

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It's been a big conspiracy doncha know..

http://moon.google.com/

Zoom in slowly to the lowest level and you will find something that most of us had already suspected.


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