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    Widdler Snotty Stotty's Avatar
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    Apologies if this news is rather old hat, but I recently took a look at Google Earth for the first time in a couple of weeks and found the increased detail in ?up north? England to be fantastic; Lakes, Dales, Pennines, Peaks, all looking brilliant. The detail is amazing, I swear I can see the puddle of oil that sits under my Land Rover.

    To give an idea of the increased coverage, good detail on the Pennine Way previously went from Edale to Ponden (nr Haworth). North of this was pretty poor resolution.
    However the detail is now excellent and extends all the way past Byrness to the border fence.

    Really fab and free!

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    Gotta be at least a year old.

    I can see my old car in the carpark at work?

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    Looks mint though checked bout a month back and was no where near as detailed as this!

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    The Lake District looks mint!

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    Can't see anyone in the shelter on the top of Helvellyn.

    Must be a 1st?

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    The date stamp on the maps can be very diverse.

    My area is fairly new, probably as late as last year, but a look at Cardiff bay and there is still a big hole where the millennium centre and National Assembly buildings are. In the case of the millennium centre, that puts it at at least 4 year ago!



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    Yes, Tony, the Penarth photos are 7 years +/- old.

    The Lake District stuff is fab - you can see the details of the buildings in Hardknott fort really well :-)

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    The coverage where I am is at least 15 months old, I reckon a fair bit longer than that.

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the "heads up".

    The map for where I live is 6 years old - There's a "For Sale" sign outside what was then our house. Oddly, when I first installed Google Earth there was an area near Derby at high resolution which became low resolution shortly afterwards, and this update has brought it back to high again. Oh heck, sorry, I'll get my coat. Again.

    Jon.

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    Somebody has gone and put a picture of the Innanomate Tarn where Blackbeck Tarn is!!
    Correct me if im wrong,but was up there weekend last wildcamping so its still fresh in my head...

    might get hoards of tourist popping to the wrong tarn.. !!

    shame...

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    Some body do a link for us incapables ,Please.

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    Google Earth Download page.

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    cheers Kate.

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    If you don't fancy downloading Google Earth, try using MS Maps live which is the microsoft web-based alternative. The higher resolution Lakes stuff has been online for ages here. In my local area (Leicester) the photos by google are terrible. In contrast, with MS maps live we can see our car.

    http://maps.live.com/

    James

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    I havn't used google earth for ages and I must say the resolution is 100 times better for the Pennines and Cumbria.

    I just did the 'dambusters run' down Derwent res' - Excellent!

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    I use Flash Earth www.flashearth.com

    Then I can easily switch between Google Maps and Microsoft VE maps withouth having to download anything.



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    Just looked.

    Yes the Lakes coverage has improved greatly.

    Our house/area used to be a brown smudge.

    Now I can see Mrs Rubberfeet strimming the edges of the back garden. (well it wouldn't be me, would it now??)

    Also the geoloical features are easier to see. For instance the massive landslips on the side of Black Combe are really obvious now.

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    Flash earth is a good site. It runs far quicker than Google Earth, doesnt require any downloading and I find being able to switch between google and microsoft mapping quite helpful as sometimes when one is poor res, the other is much better.

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