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    Google has put a worldwide database of 3D satellite imagery, including some stunningly detailed shots of Manhattan island, on a free, downloadable beta. My apologies for those who already knew about this, but for those who don't, it is great fun and useful in viewing urban sites / layouts.

    http://earth.google.com/

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    It is an amazing application. Lots of fun, but the image deteriorates at a certain point.

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    I could spend hours using Earth Google - really neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRider
    It is an amazing application. Lots of fun, but the image deteriorates at a certain point.
    The quality of the images definitlely varies by location. I actually could make out a very clear image of the home in Central Illinois where I grew up, as well as my college dorm room in Connecticut. Other, more rural places I've lived, however, do not come in so clear.

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    3D models of both the new and pre-9/11 World Trade Center (both created by equitus) are available to download for Google Earth.

    New World Trade Center (34.8kb)
    Pre-9/11 World Trade Center (23.7kb)

    Picture of both models by STR:


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    Thumbs down Boo! Hiss!

    No Mac version!

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    From what I hear Google wants to work on the bugs on one platform, before they move on to others.

    This prevents them from having to work out bugs on multiple platforms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BPC
    The quality of the images definitlely varies by location. I actually could make out a very clear image of the home in Central Illinois where I grew up, as well as my college dorm room in Connecticut. Other, more rural places I've lived, however, do not come in so clear.
    I checked Robert Moses Park and Haulover(sp?) Beach north of Miami. Both nude beaches. All I got was blurs. Filthy boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRider
    I checked Robert Moses Park and Haulover(sp?) Beach north of Miami. Both nude beaches. All I got was blurs. Filthy boy.
    My condolences. However, (I'm told) there are other places on the internet where one can find those kinds of pictures in better resolution.

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    Below are some images I captured in Google Earth featuring the World Trade Center.
    This model was created by equitus and can be downloaded here.


















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    Wow - that's so cool Thanks for sharing with us. It reminds me how beautiful these buildings were.

    How do we get the Statue of Liberty model?

    EDIT:
    OK, found it. The Google Earthe Statue of Liberty model was designed by ink_polaroid and is available for download here:
    http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=34540
    Last edited by yyy; July 25th, 2005 at 06:23 AM.

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    Can the engine render the WTC as it will be after the memorial and Freedom Tower are done?

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    Here's what is can show about the new WTC:




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    thanks

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    No problem. Sorry for the small images but my image host provided doesn't allow hosting large ones.

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