Google earth

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by beaneye46, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. beaneye46

    beaneye46 New Member

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    there is a program you can download called google earth which gives you satelite images of anywhere in the world, but i use it to spot out good looking spots on the river.
    has anyone ever used it?
     
  2. EsoxJohnny

    EsoxJohnny New Member

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    I use terraserver
     

  3. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    I do, it is awesome! I also used it in a post to point out several good areas to fish at my local lake since you can save it as a pic. Used 3 of them to get the whole lake but I love it since it's a real picture and much better than just a graphic.
     
  4. uptoolate

    uptoolate New Member

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    I use GoogleEarth but it's not very detailed and it's out of date. I use it to find access on a lake and such. I don't riverfish much but I guess it would be good for that, unless the river course and depth varies every two years or so.
     
  5. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Google Earth is at least 4 years old. I can zoom in on my uncles place and it shows that it is still being built. LMAO
     
  6. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Google Earth is awesome. Some of the maps are older, but unless you are working at the Pentagon, day old maps are impossible to come by. It all depends on when the last survey was done. The major cities have more detailed and current maps.

    Terraserver has some really old stuff. The maps on there of my area are from 1994.
     
  7. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    I once used it to check out my mom's new garage in Cleveland, Ohio from Arizona. I also checked out the base that I am stationed at and it even shows our jets parked on our flght line! That program is wicked!
     
  8. Love Them Cats

    Love Them Cats New Member

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    Where do you find google earth?

    Ken
     
  9. toddrod

    toddrod New Member

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    Google Earth is alright but Microsoft's Local.live.com is better. It has aerial photos but also a feature called Birdseye view which brings you in very close and you can even rotate it to look at something from anydirection. And it is free.
     
  10. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    I love google earth it helps fishing and duck hunting for me. Thjey have a pro version that is mroe detailed but is quite pricey. I have seen some images on there that are quite up to date.
     
  11. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    I just downloaded google earth and its pretty freakin awesome. Everyone can definitely use this free program to their advantage.
     
  12. blindfly69

    blindfly69 New Member

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    its REALLY cool if you can figure out how to work it but i can never find my fishin spots on it though.....its hard to search for a single spot on a river bank but if you now an exact location its pretty good
     
  13. Abu65

    Abu65 Member

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    I love those programs.
     
  14. armynavy

    armynavy New Member

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    I am sorry to disagree but I just looked at both side by side and Google got closer everytime.
     
  15. kbgrillin

    kbgrillin New Member

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    I like google earth. It might ba a little out of date, but it is still very helpful. And neat.