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Old 03-29-2007, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Does anyone know where I can obtain a timeline for as to when new areas will be added to being visible on Google Earth? I live in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metro area of PA, and I've been waiting very patiently now to see our area in relative clarity. However, now that I realize that rural areas of NW NJ, as well as smaller Binghamton, NY are both in high-quality imaging while you can't even make out buildings in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area (pop. 750,000), I'm frustrated, to say the least. Why can people in rural areas of Sussex County, NJ look at individual trees, while people in Scranton can't make out individual city neighborhoods? Isn't this a bit unfair?
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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Yes I guess it might be considered unfair. BTW,,how much do you pay for that service as opposed to terrafly ??
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Yes I guess it might be considered unfair. BTW,,how much do you pay for that service as opposed to terrafly ??
Actually, I've never even heard of TerraFly. Thanks for the tip! Google Earth, to my knowledge is a program that can be downloaded for free (if they charge for it, then don't let them know I somehow stole the software! LOL!)
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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http://www.globexplorer.com/

Try this website. It is very slow, however i think it shows most areas.
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Old 03-29-2007, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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http://www.globexplorer.com/

Try this website. It is very slow, however i think it shows most areas.
Yes. Thank you very much! I just searched for my address, and you can make out my roof! I don't know why Northeastern PA is a "dead zone" on so many others though. I'm going to pay for a monthly subscription tomorrow and start posting aerial imagery of the Scranton Area all over the PA forum!
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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Actually, I've never even heard of TerraFly. Thanks for the tip! Google Earth, to my knowledge is a program that can be downloaded for free (if they charge for it, then don't let them know I somehow stole the software! LOL!)
The basic version of Google Earth is free, and is quite good for what it costs. There is an advanced version that is subscription based, and is supposed to provide better imaging, though I haven't tried it to verify. Generally, I like Google Earth and its navigation features, but there are other options like those already mentioned. I found several options when I typed "satellite images" into my browser's search bar.
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Another freebie is flashearth.com
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Old 04-01-2007, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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I discovered google earth several weeks ago. I live in "Podunk, Texas" and could even find my house as well as some large shrubs and my huge Live Oak tree. It's pretty cool.

Now I'm going to try out the other sites.

Thanks, guys.
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:31 PM
 
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I like Google Earth, but I wish Google would update it more often.

The images for my city are at least 4 years old. Not that bad considering it's a free service...... I'd just like to see the newer developments show up soon.
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:53 PM
 
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Google Earth nor any of the others suggested show my area clearly
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