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30-09-2005, 03:34 PM
how significant is it for finding a place / spot on a map?
Can it find a creek in nz? or just towns????

dial up nightmare to be expected if i try to load free version?

searching for something in particular, in the wops, not in the city is it possible?

Or where do i look for an online topographocal map - real life not a flight sim thing.

of the area, / region?

hunt and find game here, looking for the unknown..... :eek:

30-09-2005, 03:39 PM
resolution aint that amazing in a lot of places on GE..............

30-09-2005, 03:39 PM
Just try it and see....Its not a big download (you only download the app to view the "world", all the content is streamed in as you navigate around.

Though you wont find a creek in NZ, we have poor coverage in Google earth.

30-09-2005, 03:41 PM
This (http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?client=public&X=19000000&Y=-4000000&width=500&height=300&gride=&gridn=&srec=0&coordsys=mercator&db=w3&addr1=&addr2=&addr3=&pc=&advanced=&local=&localinfosel=&kw=&inmap=&table=&ovtype=&zm=0&scale=40000000&multimap.x=271&multimap.y=228) is the best map site I've ever come accross.

30-09-2005, 03:44 PM
nice one !

30-09-2005, 04:03 PM
What about line of heigth? topograph lines?
for the ground movement?

LOL i have no idea what its called, but have been asked to locate a map of part of a farm, for drop and such .... and part of it has a creek in it,

totally yep ok nuh of me....like most things.

Can i find these sort of things online?

or is this a council thingy?

and thanxs for the map help, i found the creek in that map you linked to Rob, but not to say from where to where or how long and such.....



30-09-2005, 04:09 PM
Google came up with these ones before.




these ok, so far.



30-09-2005, 04:34 PM
NIWA have some really good charts that you can download. Mainly for sea but have land heights as well. Very large download though. About 10mb average. Need alot of ram and fairly powerfull computer to browse them too. Maybe of use to you.

01-10-2005, 09:05 PM
So far Mapquest is the best for finding the actual creek im looking for, but no land depth lines, topograph stuff, but i found the squiggly line70 kms away from town, that i was looking for........google earth just didnt do the water justice, but could give me the nooks, and crannies of a ridge and valley.

Thanxs all for your help, i looked at NIWA but im not sure i was looking at the correct spot you mean Lazy?

i think i got what the other person was looking for, just a pity i couldnt do the slopes bit.

beetle :nerd:

01-10-2005, 10:56 PM
sorry bout that Beetle. Sent you in the wrong direction.
Heres where i meant if still interested.....


I have d/l all of NZ and the south pacifics charts and saved them to cd.

02-10-2005, 12:20 AM
Ok, got it sussed now...:p

Ill have a further look tomorow, thanxs for letting me know, seems a good link.