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#1 Neil Clark

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 08:31 AM

For the benefit of forum members I thought I should draw your attention(s) to the fact that Google Earth now covers the whole of Kent!

Bearing in mind Kent's relevance to both World Wars, I am sure there are many potential Google Earth flyers out there waiting for this opportunity? Well boys (and a few girls) - the time has finally arrived!!!!!!!

No low flying before 7 a.m (9 a.m on sundays cos I have my weekly "lay in" then) or after 9p.m and strictly no barrel rolling!!!

Enjoy.

#2 keithfazzani

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 09:39 AM

For this non-tecchie how do I access this please?

#3 Stebie9173

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 09:56 AM

Google Earth is a Free downloadable program, here:

http://earth.google.com/

(Green button, top right)


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#4 JohnMO

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 11:32 AM

You will need a PC with a half-decent graphics card though.

Google Earth Requirements

#5 Mark Hone

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 12:15 PM

Pardon my ignorance, Neil. I have used Google Earth, but do you have some special software or application for simulating flying over the satellite image? (or am I simply being obtuse?)

#6 keithfazzani

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 03:02 PM

Thanks - successfully downloaded

#7 Stebie9173

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 05:47 PM

Move your cursor to the top right hand corner and move the marker along the horizontal bar to tip the map.

Then use the arrows on the compass or the arrow keys on the keyboard to fly. The keys are quicker.


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#8 PhilW

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 10:24 PM

And if you want even more detailed aerial photos (and IGN maps) of France - try this site (slider on left converts photos to maps, scale adjusted on the right. )
http://www.geoportai...o?ter=metropole

#9 Neil Clark

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE (Mark Hone @ Jun 9 2007, 01:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pardon my ignorance, Neil. I have used Google Earth, but do you have some special software or application for simulating flying over the satellite image? (or am I simply being obtuse?)


You're being obtuse! What a lovely word...

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#10 zephyr4

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 08:43 PM

Have a look at the flashearth site, very good and nothing to install on your pc.

http://www.flashearth.com/