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Google Satellite Views

Postby oldranger » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:19 pm

Has anyone else/noticed that google updates sat. pics even if they provide less data than the previous year? The display of snow covered terrain certainly is not much help in determining whether a route will go when the snow is gone.

I guess I have too much free time!

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Re: Google Satellite Views

Postby rlown » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:33 pm

yes they do.. the official response i got from them was "we don't necessarily control when an area is scanned." hence, I use their "view/historical imagery" capability to flip back to a reasonable pic of the area I want to view.
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Re: Google Satellite Views

Postby frediver » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:21 am

Historical views I thought only worked in G.Earth, would be nice if it worked in G.Maps as well.
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Re: Google Satellite Views

Postby rlown » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:16 pm

It would be nice. Since it doesn't, I do my map work in the garmin mapsource tool, produce a KMZ file and project it into Goggle Earth. Then i tweak my route in the tool endlessly until I get what I want. And in GE, i can basically fly the route with the imagery i want (no snow).
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Re: Google Satellite Views

Postby SSSdave » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:01 pm

The updates the last few years have been rather useless for the higher mountains as they show too much snow. Use December 2005.
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