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Shady

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For those who haven't played with it, try out 'Google Earth'. Free download from google, and amazingly cool little global map - it has the option to overlay street names, so you can zoom in to your village/ town from a global view, and see your street name come up!

A (to me) better and more intuitive version of the NASA equivalent that's out there. Came across it wit hmy other hobby head on - paragliders are using it to show one another 3-d visualisations of flights they have made, using GPS records imported into it. Really, really impressive piece of freeware - anyone with kids will value it for geography homework, I suspect.

NB - requires an open connection to stream all the data in.
 

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Ah well - serves me right for being out of comms... back on line now, i think... :roll:
 

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have you got the latest one it shows noels workshop :shock: sorry it was a hanger at the airport . 8) 8)
 

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frank":3ccmdlvn said:
have you got the latest one it shows noels workshop :shock: sorry it was a hanger at the airport . 8) 8)
Eh?

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Ha ha - no, but if you go to Fairford (North of Swindon), you can see a U2 spyplane caught on one of the Northern dispersal pads...

 

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Very interesting Shady.
Anybody care to post a picture of my area? I'm on dial-up, so canny get it to work. What do you need?

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Hey Adam, that's really cool. I'm just about an inch north of the post code, up towards the corner of the road.

Many thanks

Noel
 
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