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Google Earth is a high-resolution three-dimensional map of the earth

The website gives the precise latitude and longitude of any place and has a built-in facility to measure the exact distance between two places.

 

Not only that but you can turn the image on its side.

 

Google Earth is 10.07MB in size and can be downloaded free from http://earth.google.com

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The imagery for South Africa is limited, but this is certainly a better and faster setup than Trade Winds from Nasa.

 

Where you get Satellite imagery, it's pretty good. There's a good chance that the vehicle exiting my Mom's residence on the satimage is mine! The elevation model is quite cool as well.

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Hi ZA Cachers - I hope you realise what a fantastic tool Google earth is in helping you plan a caching trip, as you can open .gpx and .loc files directly into Google earth and get an drill down overview on where caches are most dense (less walking) with the option of having a map view (instead of the aerial photo view). This map view is however more for first world places B)

 

I am just back from London where I had half a day free for hunting caches. I could plan the whole hunt from home in Cape Town, before I left. :grin:

 

Find the spot you will visit in google earth, get the coordinates from google earth, do a cache search for all caches near that coordinates (at geocaching.com), mass download the .loc files. Go to google earth and do FILE-OPEN and mass select the .loc files for the caches.

 

VOILA

 

Have fun

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What I found really weird was the images of the New Germany area where the factory is situated. Talk about hi-res! We could clearly see the trailers parked in the yard and could even make out the landrover!!!

 

Now you have to ask yourself why this area of South Africa has been 'looked' at so closely!!!

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