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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #50 on: January 21, 2010, 01:17:05 AM »
Google streetview is now in Copenhagen and Stockholm. Denmark is new. Sweden was already with Hitta; also Eniro, the Swedish site which does a good job with 3D and bird's-eye view, is getting into the streetview game (you can see the Trotters passing through Sergels Torg on their way to the ferry dock).


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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #51 on: February 09, 2010, 10:05:27 PM »
Google has released new streetview imagery of Norway and Finland, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico and Alaska. Some alternatives to consider: Eniro for Finland and Finn for Norway. Both have good aerials and some very interesting 3D modeling.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #52 on: February 18, 2010, 11:28:17 PM »
Chanced upon some pretty good resolution images of this place, guess where?
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #53 on: February 19, 2010, 12:03:40 AM »
It makes me think of Dubai, but I really don't know.  Cool pic, though.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #54 on: February 19, 2010, 01:17:39 AM »
Is that in this season? Towards the end of the race?

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #55 on: February 19, 2010, 06:16:15 AM »
I'd say that is Forte San Marcelo, the first PitStop of TAR13??

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #56 on: February 19, 2010, 01:54:44 PM »
Chanced upon some pretty good resolution images of this place, guess where?

I wish I had this back then.  I could have gotten the mat arrival times a lot tighter.  :colors
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #57 on: February 19, 2010, 02:47:36 PM »
I'd say that is Forte San Marcelo, the first PitStop of TAR13??

Haha, you got it! Fortaleza's got some good resolutions as well.
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #58 on: March 01, 2010, 09:57:08 AM »

 :tup: Geosense - a free software-driven location sensor for Windows 7 (only)

download here


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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #59 on: March 01, 2010, 11:41:33 AM »
What is it please??
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #60 on: March 06, 2010, 08:28:47 PM »

 :tup: Geosense - a free software-driven location sensor for Windows 7 (only)

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...no GPS hardware required

 :lol:  looks like you can geolocate yourself with just a Firefox 3.5 (or higher) HTML5 browser (no extra driver required like Geosense) , any OS, and this website:

http://www.browsergeolocation.com

It gives you the same rough approximate location as Geosense (without wi-fi).... cool...  but Geosense with wi-fi enabled will pinpoint you to within steps of your location.  way cool!

Interesting toys to play with till some real applications come along.   :snicker:

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2010, 09:02:37 PM »
Street View now covers HK and Macau. Here's the old pier at Coloane.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #62 on: March 11, 2010, 10:10:13 PM »
Thanks for the news Slowhatch! I'm ecstatic! :jumpy:
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #63 on: April 18, 2010, 12:27:28 AM »
Take it for a test spin while it's still free: Benderconverter. Paste in the URL of the video page, decide what format you want, and it will convert it and tee it up for you to download. It even does caps at 2 or 5 frames/sec. This promo downloads as an AVI at just over 3 mb. Bonus: world's shortest man at Noodle RB (I thought he died recently ??? )

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #64 on: April 20, 2010, 09:05:08 AM »
Thanks Slowhatch!! :hearts:
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #65 on: April 27, 2010, 09:24:34 AM »
As you've probably noticed, GE imagery is now available in Google Maps (click the "Earth" button). You don't get all the data layers you do with GE, but it's OK for a quick look at something.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #66 on: June 08, 2010, 01:12:18 AM »
Google has released streetview for South Africa; most major cities are covered.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #67 on: September 30, 2010, 12:40:02 PM »
New streetview releases this week for most of Ireland and the larger cities of Brazil.
Also, you might consider Tripgeo as a timesaver if you want to visually check out a route or a neighborhood. It's an "animated" streetview: here's the route from Eastnor to BHX (R/T mentioned they flew out of Birmingham, although I wonder if the teams might do better just driving to London).

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #68 on: September 30, 2010, 01:29:58 PM »
oooohhhhh!1 I LOVE this!! Just had a lovely drive in the countryside! Thanks!
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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #69 on: November 18, 2010, 10:37:34 PM »
StreetView (over some complaints) now in major German cities: the Haifisch Bar, for example.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #70 on: November 21, 2010, 06:07:13 PM »
Since it's Sydney, I'll throw this in: in addition to Google Streetview, you can also use Street-Directory as a complementary service. Although slower to load, the image resolution is better and it covers a few streets Google doesn't. Compare the same views here and here.
Also, Sydney metro map here.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #71 on: November 30, 2010, 12:42:17 AM »
Google Earth 6 is out, and Google is touting it with...3D trees, of all things.  :groan: Streetview is integrated into the zoom; they won't admit it, but they're just playing catchup with Bing. A bonus to Streetview is the ability to "drive" down a street using your mouse wheel, saving a lot of clicks. Warning: it downloads Chrome as part of the package, and there's no custom install.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #72 on: November 30, 2010, 10:07:29 AM »
Google Earth 6 is out, and Google is touting it with...3D trees, of all things.  :groan: Streetview is integrated into the zoom; they won't admit it, but they're just playing catchup with Bing. A bonus to Streetview is the ability to "drive" down a street using your mouse wheel, saving a lot of clicks. Warning: it downloads Chrome as part of the package, and there's no custom install.

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #73 on: December 08, 2010, 08:42:41 PM »
GE now has most large cities and major roads in Romania covered. Too late for us, of course. Here's a hillside Victor would rather forget.  :cmas22

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Re: Technical notes
« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2011, 08:54:01 PM »
A few words about benchmarks. We may never have to search them again, but just in case...

Let's follow in Chateau's footsteps. First, go to this page for some general reading. At the top of the page you'll notice a couple of search boxes: one for zip code and one for Point ID. The zip code for White Water is easily found--92282--and when entered yields 460 hits. Too many, we need to map them out. Click on the button top-right and download the whole set as a loc file. Open Google Earth, click File>Open and point it to the loc file you just saved (the default for Google Earth is kmz/kml, so you may need to change the file type in the dropdown box at the bottom of the window). The cap below is what you get. Since we already know the general area, we can narrow it down: DX1061 looks like a good candidate. Go back to the Geocaching page and put DX1061 into the PID field; open it up to find a comment by you-know-who. To double-check, click "view original datasheet" and you can verify that the benchmark matches Chateau's find and not the other posters/geocachers.

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