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    Anyone with a decent system can now download Google's latest toy. Have a look at what your American friends have in their back yard. Astonishing.
    Well worth a few minutes download from here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse
    Anyone with a decent system can now download Google's latest toy. Have a look at what your American friends have in their back yard. Astonishing.
    Well worth a few minutes download from here.
    Started to download it how big is it ive got 3.81 MB so far
    English? Who needs that? I'm never going to England!

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    Default Re: Google Earth

    ~10MB

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    I could probably run it under Linux with Wine, except i have an indecent system.

    Best quit while i'm behind!

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    I tried this some years ago when nVidia were advertising it. It sucked, couldn't zoom in on NZ or anything. Will be interesting to see if they've made any improvements since then.

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    Default Re: Google Earth

    Was this the same thing the google executive showed on 60 minutes a couple of days back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward
    Was this the same thing the google executive showed on 60 minutes a couple of days back?
    Yeah I think so. Was a good 60minutes that one. Google staff play volleyball at lunchtime, awesome.

    I can't zoom in on any cities to get a clear satellite view.

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    wouldnt this sort of thing invade the privacy of others?

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    After installing and running the app, I felt a little stupid because I couldnt find earth, but after a minute or so it appeared.

    It's a VERY impressive application, it isnt instantly responsive (actually it is, just images take a sec to stream and refine) but with a little patience (yes, we still need it on broadband) you get some amazing results. I was putting it through its paces with the example search text "94043" etc, then while there (Google headquarters I presume) I searched with the string "nz" and was zoomed back state wide and shown several nz related locations, this is an example of the type of results you can expect, which in of itself may not be very impressive but zooming from space right in is crazy.

    Privacy would have been sorted out ages ago I'm sure, but privacy means different things to different people and as long as they fulfill their legal requirements, I think they should be alright.

    Holy crap, I just discovered tilt, it is now AMAZING.
    Last edited by sal; 30-06-2005 at 02:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prescott
    wouldnt this sort of thing invade the privacy of others?
    How do you mean?

    The satellite coverage isn't real time if that's what you are asking. Only governments and military have access to that. Otherwise it would be a rather handy tool for terrorists etc.

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