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Google Earth by julwis on 21 April 2006 10:29pm
 
Just found this site online
http://earth.google.com/
the 3D earth download is particularly good. You can zoom from about 60ft right out to 38000 miles from Earth over quite a few countries.
 
Re: Google Earth by tucsonmike on 22 April 2006 5:02am
 
Does it take up a lot of space on the computer?
 
Re: Google Earth by Ken Dunn on 22 April 2006 8:25am
 
I had a quick look at the site and there is a download required to access the free facility. Due to its content I'm sure it will take up a lot of space in the computer. It will probably need some time also to show the area you want to look at.
 
Re: Google Earth by Wild in Africa on 22 April 2006 1:08pm
 
It is actully REALLY good and I have been able to zoom in on my own house and see my car parked outside!
 
Re: Google Earth by julwis on 22 April 2006 3:09pm
 
The download is only about 11MB, and this generates a file around about 25MB in size on installation.
The data is stored on the Google server so you dont have actual satellite photos on your PC, which I agree would take up loads of space.
Ive only used it with a broadband connection, not sure how responsive it is on dial up.
 
Re: Google Earth by tucsonmike on 23 April 2006 5:22am
 
Thanks, luckily I have broadband so it would not be a problem.
 



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