Google Earth - Overlays, Interesting Finds Etc

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Google Earth - Overlays, Interesting Finds Etc

Postby Local Hero » Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:50 am

Well I know we already have a couple of GE threads knocking about but i thought it might be nice if we could collect any links to overlays or places of interest in one place.

To get the ball rolling a couple of overlays i have created are located

The overlays are:
Glasgow's M8 Construction Arial Photo 1969 (82KB)
Glasgow Arial Photograph Late 80s/Early 90s (2MB)

I think i have managed to line up the pics fairly well, it's fascinating to see what has changed and what remains the same between the current Google earth and the older pics.

So if anyone else has some interesting overlays they want to share then share away ;)

Edit: Having trouble getting this linking thing to work. The M8 construction overlay is now available at the following googleearthhacks.co. The 90s Glasgow one is there too but awaiting approval.
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Postby Apollo » Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:44 pm

For anyone with the GPS bug, http://www.motionbased.com/index.jsp allows you to upload your track logs directly from your GPS, or a saved log file, into an their site, and have them display overlaid on Google Earth.

There are a number of other toys you can play with once you've uploaded your tracks, one being the ability to view an animation of your progress along the track at various speeds.

Uploaded tracks are also shared on the site for others to see.

You do need to install their agent to handle the transfer and Adobe SVG viewer for some of the advanced features. WindowsXP/2000 upwards only too.
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Re: Google Earth - Overlays, Interesting Finds Etc

Postby retired tiger » Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:24 am

Local Hero wrote:Well I know we already have a couple of GE threads knocking about but i thought it might be nice if we could collect any links to overlays or places of interest in one place.

To get the ball rolling a couple of overlays i have created are located

The overlays are:
Glasgow's M8 Construction Arial Photo 1969 (82KB)
Glasgow Arial Photograph Late 80s/Early 90s (2MB)

I think i have managed to line up the pics fairly well, it's fascinating to see what has changed and what remains the same between the current Google earth and the older pics.

So if anyone else has some interesting overlays they want to share then share away ;)

Edit: Having trouble getting this linking thing to work. The M8 construction overlay is now available at the following googleearthhacks.co. The 90s Glasgow one is there too but awaiting approval.




Cerainly gives a better idea of what was lost in the making of the motorway. I wonder if they'd do it the same way now? Can you imagine the protests!
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Postby Armadillo » Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:22 pm

OK - this is no doubt my own stupid fault - but I now can't get rid of the overlay thing. In other words, every time I go into Google Earth, central Glasgow is stuck in a monochrome 1960s time warp. Will I have to install it again? Any advice gratefully received........
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Postby AlanM » Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:14 pm

There will be a check box in one of the toolboxes at the left of your screen that will hide the overlay if you uncheck it
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Postby Armadillo » Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:23 pm

That's done the trick - cheers Alan.
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Postby AMcD » Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:00 am

Another overlay for you.

http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile14109/Glasgow-Garden-Festival-1988-Map.htm

A map of the Glasgow Garden Festival from 1988, overlaid on the now redeveloped site.
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Postby AMcD » Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:31 pm

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Plane and vapour trail caught by Google Earth

Postby scallopboy » Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:58 am

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Postby Flash_Andy » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:42 pm

Just letting you know, there is a new version of Google Earth out, most of the buildings in US cities are in photo quality 3D! This software is absolutely amazing! ::):
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Postby tobester » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:59 pm

i downloaded the files, what do i use to open them up?
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Postby Flash_Andy » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:07 pm

Open google earth and download it from there!

Click help >> click Check for updates online >> then click run
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Postby engineer » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:36 pm

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Postby Schiehallion » Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:56 am

Crop circles - Edinburgh style!!

55 57'26.85"N, 3 18'40.50"W

(Just copy and paste the above coordinates into the search box on Google Earth.)
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Postby Apollo » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:04 pm

Funny how all the reported sightings on this Google offering seem to be concentrated in one particular place.

Does this tell us anything about it :?:

Maybe we should pass the link on to the folk in Bonnybridge (or Machrihanish)

http://www.ufomaps.com/
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