Google Earth - potential for birders?

To: "Tim Murphy" <>
Subject: Google Earth - potential for birders?
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 14:46:13 +1000

It depends on what images are avaliable, and what resolution those avaliable images are.  

For example i can pick out individual trees in detail my front yard which is an outer suburb, yet the city centre is blurry and you can barely make out individual bulidings.

I think it all depends on what areas have high resolution images avaliable for them, since i believe the program just peices together all avaliable satelite images to construct the whole.

"Tim Murphy" <>
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11/08/2005 02:20 PM

RE: [BIRDING-AUS] Google Earth - potential for birders?

My experience is that is varies enormously in the detail displayed. I can
see my house in Brisbane and enough detail to see every swimming pool in the
neighbourhood. However I can't make out much detail in the south west of
France or in the interior. It's a toy really.

It also downloads a lot of data as you run it - I hit 30 Meg in a quick look
at about 6 places. That will matter if you're on a 256 Meg per month plan.

Tim Murphy

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