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night0wl 02-02-2009 09:25 PM

Another cool Google Earth new feature
BBC NEWS | Technology | Google Earth dives under the sea

Only a matter of time before Google Earth eclipses Navionics or Maptech...just a matter of time :)

mrwuffles 02-02-2009 09:55 PM

They are unstoppable it's unbelievable how much they have done time to try out yet another great download...

billyruffn 02-02-2009 10:05 PM

Good post! I think the best current application of GE today is saving and printing the overhead photos of ports / harbors etc where you want to sail. You can make a notebook of them prior to a cruise and use them as you pilot into a place.

liverpoollou 02-03-2009 12:20 AM

Did anybody checked if Titanic is still there?

evb 02-03-2009 05:18 AM

Read about this early today. Google is definitely doin' things.

Here's another interesting article for you non-drudgers: www dot

SOUNDBOUNDER 02-03-2009 08:28 AM


Valiente 02-03-2009 08:58 PM

I downloaded it last night and picked at random some obscure port, in this case Luderitz in Namibia (I wasn't kidding!). The features were there in the water, and I could infer the direction of the swell off the Atlantic, plus I could clearly see docks, rocks and places to avoid.

Add a "depth layer" and it would be amazing for planning, not navigation, though.

earl444 02-04-2009 12:23 AM

curious, how much is actual photos, and how much is computer generated?

SOUNDBOUNDER 02-04-2009 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by earl444 (Post 443029)
curious, how much is actual photos, and how much is computer generated?

Good point!!!!

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