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    Google Earth

    Google released a Beta version of Google Earth for linux today.

    http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2817

    http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html

    i have been wanting this for a while now.
    Last edited by dannybunkins; 06-12-2006 at 06:36 PM.

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    I might give that a gander on the desktop machine.

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    Looks great but will run slow if you don't have direct rendering enabled (it uses opengl)
    It's really nice, even though it's the 'beta version' it has a great interface and some nice features. Thanks for sharing Google!

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    Now we can see where everyone lives, I'm just down from that big tree on the right.
    Go to View, enable Lat/Longitude, I'm at N 33 degress 28' (minutes) 15" (seconds) latitude and W 82 degress 01' (minutes) 27" (seconds) longitude. I'll stand outside and wave. (2520 Central Ave, Augusta, GA will get you there faster).
    Or 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA is where I work. I'm in that building with the white top.
    Wow, I just looked up Solothurn, Switzerland, I was expecting a few little chalets, it is quite a town. Looked deserted, they must have been watching all those yellow cards the Swiss got when they tied against France (0-0) today.
    Try this, type in "colorado river view", when you get to the yellow marker, double click it, and you can "fly" around in the Grand Canyon.
    Last edited by hard candy; 06-13-2006 at 05:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hard candy
    Wow, I just looked up Solothurn, Switzerland, I was expecting a few little chalets, it is quite a town.
    Yes, sir. 25'000 inhabitans, so it's about the same as a medium-sized US town.

    Quote Originally Posted by hard candy
    Looked deserted, they must have been watching all those yellow cards the Swiss got when they tied against France (0-0) today.
    At least we tied and didn't loose against some country from "New Europe".

    (well, you guys are in a difficult group, I'm afraid you won't make it past the first round this time)

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    Hmm, this app is really nice. You can find Parcival at N 47 17' 18.14" and E 7 30' 56.49" (Google doesn't know my address). It's an impressive flight from hard candy's place to mine - if you wanna come over, juste give me a call before you leave, beer is in the fridge.

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    beer in the fridge eh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parcival
    Hmm, this app is really nice. You can find Parcival at N 47 17' 18.14" and E 7 30' 56.49" (Google doesn't know my address). It's an impressive flight from hard candy's place to mine - if you wanna come over, juste give me a call before you leave, beer is in the fridge.
    So do you live on top of the ridge or in the valley?

    I'm wondering if anyone knows the coordinates of one of those nude beaches.

    I didn't see amyone on Mt. Everest, let's try the Matterhorn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hard candy
    So do you live on top of the ridge or in the valley?
    Neither one. Downtown Solothurn (where the river passes through) is the valley and the Weissenstein the ridge, my village is placed on the southern slope of the Weissenstein.

    Quote Originally Posted by hard candy
    I didn't see amyone on Mt. Everest, let's try the Matterhorn.
    If you wanna see the Japanese, you may as well zoom in directly on Tokyo.

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