View the Himalaya with Google Earth

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New on the Web is Google Earth which I reckon is great- A new 3D map tool which allows anyone with high speed internet considering hiking the Himalayas (or anywhere else on the planet) to zoom in from space and check out what the terrain looks like. Fly over the mountains- get an impression. Here's the blurb from Google- see photo gallery for example. Cheers Tom
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wild. I just downloaded the program, and I saw my home in America! Scary. I couldn't get any pictures of the Himalayas. Has anyone had any luck?
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Holy crap. This thing is addictive. It takes a minute or two to figure out, but it is pretty cool. I went from my zip code to Memphis TN, to Delhi, then Agra, then around different spots in India, then back to the US. Huge potential here with google.
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I think there is a lot of detail for American cities, but much less for much of the world.

Hopefully they'll get there one day soon.

I wonder how many inteligence agencies are wishing they never spent the money on their own spy satellites?
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Good detail of New Delhi...though incomplete...had fun checking out the tyre marks on IGI runways...
...and I took the road less travelled.
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yea...google earth is a pretty cool program... as of now, the US is very detail oriented...and I guess it wouldn't be long when other countries wld be as detailed as the US..
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ive downloaded this, its great
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would be good if they hurried and updated the rest of the world in better detail - its always the US first!
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I wonder how many inteligence agencies are wishing they never spent the money on their own spy satellites?
i read in today's paper that the australian government has asked google to censor some of the oz details for security reasons.
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really? All governments may do the same--actually, I'm surprised that the alarmist folks running America haven't axed this already.

I zoomed in on my home, and, although the picture is a bit blurry, I think there is an image of me in front of the door. Absolutely frightening. Does anybody know how often the program takes a snapshot? Once a week? Once a day?
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Originally Posted by shahashim Does anybody know how often the program takes a snapshot? Once a week? Once a day?
The images were taken sometime in the last 3 years.
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hey guys ... zoom onto the himalayas ... any place u want. i usually try the areas around pindari, almora, nainital, etc. then check the "terrain" checkbox. then go and "tilt" the view. the view becomes horizontal and it looks really fundoooooo :-))).
if u zoom in nicely, it looks exactly as if u are checking the view from a low altitude airplane. i was actually able to "travel" on the road from kathgodam/haldwani to nainital ..... beeeeautiful. all those old childhood memories came flooding back
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"Google Earth" is sharper now! - Visit the Himalayas again!!!

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