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elyob

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Anyone else suddenly noticed a /huge/ improvement in the UK stuff in Google
Earth?
 
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Bob Downie

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In message <[email protected]>, elyob
<[email protected]> writes
>Anyone else suddenly noticed a /huge/ improvement in the UK stuff in Google
>Earth?


Now you mention it yes.
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Stan Cox

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Bob Downie wrote:
> In message <[email protected]>, elyob
> <[email protected]> writes
>
>> Anyone else suddenly noticed a /huge/ improvement in the UK stuff in
>> Google
>> Earth?

>
>
> Now you mention it yes.

No, when I zoom in on Brighton I still cant see individual buildings
or streets. :(

Stan Cox
 
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James Annan

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Stan Cox wrote:

> Bob Downie wrote:
>
>> In message <[email protected]>, elyob
>> <[email protected]> writes
>>
>>> Anyone else suddenly noticed a /huge/ improvement in the UK stuff in
>>> Google
>>> Earth?

>>
>>
>>
>> Now you mention it yes.

>
> No, when I zoom in on Brighton I still cant see individual buildings or
> streets. :(
>


Maybe that was the huge improvement he was talking about!

:)

James
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gentlegreen

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"Stan Cox" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Bob Downie wrote:
>> In message <[email protected]>, elyob
>> <[email protected]> writes
>>
>>> Anyone else suddenly noticed a /huge/ improvement in the UK stuff in
>>> Google
>>> Earth?

>>
>>
>> Now you mention it yes.

> No, when I zoom in on Brighton I still cant see individual buildings or
> streets. :(


You can almost see birds on the roofs of Riga (Latvia) - I was chatting to
someone from there on ICQ but I didn't quite persuade them to wave out of
their window ;-)
 
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Simon Brooke

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in message <[email protected]>, Stan Cox
('[email protected]') wrote:

> Bob Downie wrote:
>> In message <[email protected]>, elyob
>> <[email protected]> writes
>>
>>> Anyone else suddenly noticed a /huge/ improvement in the UK stuff in
>>> Google Earth?

>>
>> Now you mention it yes.

> No, when I zoom in on Brighton I still cant see individual buildings
> or streets. :(


It's very patchy. The house I grew up in in Edinburgh is extremely clear
- you can see the garden paths. A few streets away there's nothing but
blur.

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Eiron

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elyob wrote:

> Anyone else suddenly noticed a /huge/ improvement in the UK stuff in Google Earth?


The pictures of my house are much more detailed but still about three
years old.

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Eiron

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tedious - Ben Jonson.
 
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Nigel Cliffe

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elyob wrote:
> Anyone else suddenly noticed a /huge/ improvement in the UK stuff in
> Google Earth?


In some limited areas there appears to be better images. Not the entire
country.



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Nigel Cliffe,
Webmaster at http://www.2mm.org.uk/
 
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Ambrose Nankivell

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Simon Brooke wrote:
> in message <[email protected]>, Stan Cox
> ('[email protected]') wrote:
>
>> Bob Downie wrote:
>>> In message <[email protected]>, elyob
>>> <[email protected]> writes
>>>
>>>> Anyone else suddenly noticed a /huge/ improvement in the UK stuff
>>>> in Google Earth?
>>>
>>> Now you mention it yes.

>> No, when I zoom in on Brighton I still cant see individual buildings
>> or streets. :(

>
> It's very patchy. The house I grew up in in Edinburgh is extremely
> clear - you can see the garden paths. A few streets away there's
> nothing but blur.


I take it you grew up on the outskirts of Edinburgh, then. IIRC the high res
stuff covers England and Wales and Glasgow and Edinburgh. This was from
terraserver.msn.com a few years ago, though. Useless for figuring out the
routes I'd done in the Pentlands.

--
Ambrose
 
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Danny Colyer

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Nigel Cliffe wrote:
> In some limited areas there appears to be better images. Not the entire
> country.


A sharp line has appeared in my area. To the west of the line, it is
now possible to resolve all of the roads and even a few of the bigger
buildings. The area to the east of the line is still little more than a
patchwork of green and brown blobs.

By identifying the ring road to the west of the line, I was able to work
out where my house is. It's about 1/2 mile to the east of the line.
And as my house is the most westerly point on my commute, I can't
resolve the ride to work, either :-(

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gentlegreen

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"elyob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Anyone else suddenly noticed a /huge/ improvement in the UK stuff in
> Google Earth?
>

I just checked my locale and yes - it does seem a lot better than last time
I checked ... though a local building site shows the photo to be a year or
two old. Following the Wikepedia cycling thing I'm planning to start writing
"alternative" GE contributions :)
 
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p.k.

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Danny Colyer wrote:
> Nigel Cliffe wrote:
>> In some limited areas there appears to be better images. Not the
>> entire country.

>
> A sharp line has appeared in my area. To the west of the line, it is
> now possible to resolve all of the roads and even a few of the bigger
> buildings. The area to the east of the line is still little more
> than a patchwork of green and brown blobs.
>
> By identifying the ring road to the west of the line, I was able to
> work out where my house is. It's about 1/2 mile to the east of the
> line. And as my house is the most westerly point on my commute, I
> can't resolve the ride to work, either :-(


I can clearly see the kids paddling pool & climbing frame and even the
octagonal garden table in my garden! More still -individual stepping stone
across my neighbours garden!
the 3-d effect of the tilted shot from the camera angle is astonishing!

pk
 
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Jon Senior

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Ambrose Nankivell wrote:
> I take it you grew up on the outskirts of Edinburgh, then. IIRC the high
> res stuff covers England and Wales and Glasgow and Edinburgh. This was
> from terraserver.msn.com a few years ago, though. Useless for figuring
> out the routes I'd done in the Pentlands.


The last time I looked (Which was a fair few weeks back), the industrial
outskirts of the city to the west including Queensferry and the Forth
bridges were at a higher res than the city centre. I'll have to fire it
up again and take a look at what's changed.

Jon
 
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Helen Deborah Vecht

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The streamed positions of railway lines are RUBBISH! (Magenta lines)

There's hardly a line in the vicinity of Euston Road, London NW1 at all,
while you can see three rail termini...

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Helen D. Vecht: [email protected]
Edgware.
 
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Helen Deborah Vecht

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Stan Cox <[email protected]>typed


> Bob Downie wrote:
> > In message <[email protected]>, elyob
> > <[email protected]> writes
> >
> >> Anyone else suddenly noticed a /huge/ improvement in the UK stuff in
> >> Google
> >> Earth?

> >
> >
> > Now you mention it yes.

> No, when I zoom in on Brighton I still cant see individual buildings
> or streets. :(


> Stan Cox


Christchurch, Dorset is nice; why it's better than Bournemouth, Poole or
my part of the Metropolis beats me!

What *is* that Rayleigh place where Beaconsfield is supposed to be??

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Helen D. Vecht: [email protected]
Edgware.
 
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Nigel Cliffe

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Eiron wrote:
> elyob wrote:
>
>> Anyone else suddenly noticed a /huge/ improvement in the UK stuff in
>> Google Earth?

>
> The pictures of my house are much more detailed but still about three
> years old.


From an interview I heard with someone from Google Earth, that is
intentional, and it will stay as two-three years old satelite data for the
forseeable future.


- Nigel


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Stan Cox

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James Annan wrote:
> Stan Cox wrote:
>
>> Bob Downie wrote:
>>
>>> In message <[email protected]>, elyob
>>> <[email protected]> writes
>>>
>>>> Anyone else suddenly noticed a /huge/ improvement in the UK stuff in
>>>> Google
>>>> Earth?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Now you mention it yes.

>>
>>
>> No, when I zoom in on Brighton I still cant see individual buildings
>> or streets. :(
>>

>
> Maybe that was the huge improvement he was talking about!
>
> :)
>
> James

:)

Stan cox
 
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Just zis Guy, you know?

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On Sat, 3 Dec 2005 03:47:44 -0000, "elyob" <[email protected]>
said in <[email protected]>:

>Anyone else suddenly noticed a /huge/ improvement in the UK stuff in Google
>Earth?


Wow! I can pinpoint the date to a couple of months - between next
door but one getting their loft conversion done and us buying the
girlie pink Volvo. You can clearly see the old green Volvo parked on
the drive!

Guy
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Stan Cox

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Just zis Guy, you know? wrote:
> On Sat, 3 Dec 2005 03:47:44 -0000, "elyob" <[email protected]>
> said in <[email protected]>:
>
>
>>Anyone else suddenly noticed a /huge/ improvement in the UK stuff in Google
>>Earth?

>
>
> Wow! I can pinpoint the date to a couple of months - between next
> door but one getting their loft conversion done and us buying the
> girlie pink Volvo. You can clearly see the old green Volvo parked on
> the drive!
>
> Guy

So the big question is....which couple of months?

Stan Cox
 
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Jeremy Parker

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"Helen Deborah Vecht" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> The streamed positions of railway lines are RUBBISH! (Magenta

lines)
>
> There's hardly a line in the vicinity of Euston Road, London NW1 at

all,
> while you can see three rail termini...


Last time I looked the end of the Northern Line tube had been
rerouted from High Barnet, and joined to the East Coast Main Line at
New Barnet. Watch for tube trains at Waverley Station

The Mill Hill branch had something odd done to it as well. I think
it had been rebuilt on the old route to Edgware, and maybe beyond,
and maybe had Thamelink trains routed onto it as well.

Jeremy Parker