Google Earth - potential for birders?

Subject: Google Earth - potential for birders?
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Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 18:25:07 +1000
Hi All, 

I've just been looking at Google Earth - an absolutely amazing piece of 
software!!! It locates place names by satellite images; it?s potential 
for birding seems excellent. 

To download the software go to

It takes a little bit of time to download (particularly if you have a 
phone line connection), but it is well worth the effort. Please note: 

1. To search type in 'Fly To' area. Type a town/or suburb first, and 
then country i.e. Northcote, Australia

2. To sharpen the image give it a bit of a shake. It may also take a 
little bit of time to sharp. (Also some areas seem to be deliberately 

3. Note that cities tend to have more specific satellite imagery, while 
in country areas you may have to back-up a bit by using the + or ? 

I managed to find my house, and see my car parked out in front! I'd be 
interested to see what people think. 



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