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Thread: Google Earth - I don't get it.

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    It's a manifestation of the fact that Google has too much money.
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    Ah...Kinda like a...

    resource using toy. Had it installed on my pc - i un installed when my
    infactuation for it wore off. It's... oh well, been there, done that, no
    fun anymore. Please, don't let me put a damper on the app - I'm sure
    some will enjoy.
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    Practical use: I fish a lot, particularly down on the Louisiana coast. Google earth let's me look for deep holes in the marsh and in the lakes and bays it lets me look for shallow oyster reefs and deep channels. It has put me on the fish several times. Used to have to take laptop in the boat with me - no more!
    Baton Rouge, LA
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    So Google Maps satellite view vs Google Earth...

    The only difference is a flat map when you're zoomed out instead of a globe?
    And that u can tilt?
    Is tilting an actual tilt (like viewing the location from a diff angle) or is it just manipulating the current picture, like u can do on photoshop (skewing)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Royal2000H View Post
    So Google Maps satellite view vs Google Earth...

    The only difference is a flat map when you're zoomed out instead of a globe?
    And that u can tilt?
    Is tilting an actual tilt (like viewing the location from a diff angle) or is it just manipulating the current picture, like u can do on photoshop (skewing)
    I'm pretty sure they combine satellite view with a terrain layer to create the 3d look. In other words, you can zoom into mountains and tilt so that you can see the elevation changes. My only complaint is I wish the topographical resolution was higher so that smaller hills could be discerned.
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    Plus you can enter things in the search and itll zoom right to them, like Area 51, Rome, Golden Gate Bridge, its cool, i like it.
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    a cool parlor trick pretty much. google maps is more useful. its just really cool to say, "hey, i have google earth on my phone!"
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    Finally! Others who don't get it. I thought that maybe I was the only one. I kept looking for some useful utility to the application on my PC and just never found it. It does have some interesting information buried inside. The fishing story above is the best use that I have heard for the application.
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