Google Earth - I don't get it.

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  1. sudermatt

    sudermatt Member

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    other than being able to rotate the map.....can someone please tell me what this thing does?
     
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    pinch zoom! you can zoom in to anywhere on the planet.. the closer you get, the more things that pop up. mostly wiki articles i think... anyway, you can go scope out area 51 if you want!
     
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    Jack Bauer swears by Google Earth.
     
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    It would be cool if they integrated BUZZ with this!!
     
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    christim DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

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    menu key, my location = it zooms in to where you are

    In the car (keep your eye on the road!) it tracks where you are.

    "Look around" lets you tilt-n-pan to view the horizon. Again, if moving you now zip along almost like in a moving street view.

    This all means you can run around in the middle of the night or during a total eclipse and see where you are going. Except those cars likely aren't still there.
     
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    lol such bad advise.. ;) sounds fun though!
     
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    They need to use it for navigation...that would make it more useful.
     
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    I don't know about being useful or not but it is one marvelous piece of technology.
     
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    The only downside to using it currently is that it uses a lot of juice from the battery and uses a lot of CPU power. Your droid can then turn into a hand warmer for us that live in the colder regions. I wouldn't say that it's usable right now for navigation. LOL

    I think it's more useful for presentations and such, except we haven't figured out how to have the Droid be used with a projector.
     
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    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't get the big deal about Google Earth.
     
  11. pyro6128

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    its just fun to be able to explore the world on your phone.
     
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    It would be interesting if it had a layer for one of those "where are my friends" type apps. I could picture some weird game of tag where everyone is running around where a huge black pillow case so they only can see/navigate with their droid.