Google Earth revisited

Google Earth revisited

Post by david.hender.. » Sat, 22 Oct 2005 20:30:07


Since the last time I looked, G.E. has added an enhanced-definition
area to the West of London, which includes the Weybridge, Staines and
Eton/Windsor reaches.  A certain purveyor of aquatic conveyances to the
nobility and gentry can be found at 51N 25'45, 0W 30'41.

The boundary between this area and the neighbouring one at Maidenhead
goes through the middle of the Dorney course, rather unfortunately
because the two halves don't line up, also the more recent image has
the return lane whereas the older one doesn't.

Strictly for geeks and Belgians, they have also enhanced the area
around Brussels so my club is visible at 50N 53'58 4E 24'08.

Dave H
Royal Sport Nautique de Bruxelles

 
 
 

Google Earth revisited

Post by Ewoud Dronker » Sat, 22 Oct 2005 23:10:53

Quote:

> Strictly for geeks and Belgians, they have also enhanced the area
> around Brussels so my club is visible at 50 53'58 N  4 24'08 E.

Linked at http://www.usrtriton.nl/rsr/rsr2.html

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E. Dronkert

 
 
 

Google Earth revisited

Post by Kiera » Sun, 23 Oct 2005 22:59:37

Quote:


>>Strictly for geeks and Belgians, they have also enhanced the area
>>around Brussels so my club is visible at 50 53'58 N  4 24'08 E.

> Linked at http://www.usrtriton.nl/rsr/rsr2.html

Ewoud, how did you get a hyperlink to open GE and go to that specific
location?  I'd like to add a link like that to some other locations in
one of my websites... I looked at your source code, but don't really
understand the href for that link.

Thanks,
-Kieran

 
 
 

Google Earth revisited

Post by Alistair Pott » Sun, 23 Oct 2005 23:13:49

* Create a 'Placemark' (Ctrl-N) in Google Earth
* Right click your placemark and Save As... to create a file.
* Upload your saved placemark (which will end in .kmz) to your webserver
(just the same as you would a web page)
* Create a hyperlink to the file in another webpage, just the same as
you would as if you were linking to another web page, except obviously
use the name of the file.
* Be smug. You can also email your kmz file to anyone too.

If you're ubergeeky you can save your placemark as a kml file which is
just the unzipped version of the kmz; it's xml with all the placemark
info so you can have a look in a text editor.

I might set up a site where people can upload their rowing-related
placemarks for sharing. Would people be interested in that?

Quote:



>>> Strictly for geeks and Belgians, they have also enhanced the area
>>> around Brussels so my club is visible at 50 53'58 N  4 24'08 E.

>> Linked at http://www.usrtriton.nl/rsr/rsr2.html

> Ewoud, how did you get a hyperlink to open GE and go to that specific
> location?  I'd like to add a link like that to some other locations in
> one of my websites... I looked at your source code, but don't really
> understand the href for that link.

> Thanks,
> -Kieran

 
 
 

Google Earth revisited

Post by Kiera » Sun, 23 Oct 2005 23:20:59

Quote:

> * Create a 'Placemark' (Ctrl-N) in Google Earth
> * Right click your placemark and Save As... to create a file.
> * Upload your saved placemark (which will end in .kmz) to your webserver
> (just the same as you would a web page)
> * Create a hyperlink to the file in another webpage, just the same as
> you would as if you were linking to another web page, except obviously
> use the name of the file.
> * Be smug. You can also email your kmz file to anyone too.

> If you're ubergeeky you can save your placemark as a kml file which is
> just the unzipped version of the kmz; it's xml with all the placemark
> info so you can have a look in a text editor.

> I might set up a site where people can upload their rowing-related
> placemarks for sharing. Would people be interested in that?

Thanks, Alistair.  I would set up a site like that, but I've not the web
space to host that.  I just have a small website with family vacation
photos, etc.  Thought it would be nifty to link some of the photos to
their locations on GE.

-Kieran

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>>>> Strictly for geeks and Belgians, they have also enhanced the area
>>>> around Brussels so my club is visible at 50 53'58 N  4 24'08 E.

>>> Linked at http://www.usrtriton.nl/rsr/rsr2.html

>> Ewoud, how did you get a hyperlink to open GE and go to that specific
>> location?  I'd like to add a link like that to some other locations in
>> one of my websites... I looked at your source code, but don't really
>> understand the href for that link.

>> Thanks,
>> -Kieran

 
 
 

Google Earth revisited

Post by Ewoud Dronker » Sun, 23 Oct 2005 23:24:52

Quote:

> * Create a 'Placemark' (Ctrl-N) in Google Earth

In addition, I tried to recreate the original shooting angle first, by
looking at the buildings while rotating/tilting.

Quote:
> I might set up a site where people can upload their rowing-related
> placemarks for sharing. Would people be interested in that?

Sure!

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E. Dronkert

 
 
 

Google Earth revisited

Post by Ewoud Dronker » Mon, 24 Oct 2005 03:46:14

Quote:

> Since the last time I looked, G.E. has added an enhanced-definition
> area to the West of London

What's this near Marlow, a caravan park??
51.5491069900817,-0.8199181964478157

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E. Dronkert

 
 
 

Google Earth revisited

Post by David Biddulp » Mon, 24 Oct 2005 05:17:06


Quote:

>> Since the last time I looked, G.E. has added an enhanced-definition
>> area to the West of London
> What's this near Marlow, a caravan park??
> 51.5491069900817,-0.8199181964478157

Looks like it according to
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=482500&y=183500&z=3
--
David Biddulph
Rowing web pages at
http://www.biddulph.org.uk/
 
 
 

Google Earth revisited

Post by Ewoud Dronker » Mon, 24 Oct 2005 19:23:50

Quote:

>> What's this near Marlow, a caravan park??
>> 51.5491069900817,-0.8199181964478157

> Looks like it according to
> http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=482500&y=183500&z=3

Thanks, sorry, should have checked there but didn't think of it.

About the double question marks: I guess I was surprised to see a caravan
park on prime Thames valley river front grounds. Is it for sale? :)

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E. Dronkert