On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 20:26:29 -0700, "a425couple"
>> On Fri, 16 Sep 2005 16:38:59 -0400, "Silent Observer"
>> >Well, I've been playing with Google Earth (http://SportToday.org/)
>> See if you can get Monza ? I get very low res just where i think it
>> should be (NE of Milano). Same with Spa i think, but Suzuka came up
>> very nice, even with some cars(sedans) on the track.
>Yes, interesting. I was looking at some a couple days ago.
>One track 'I drove up the freeway to' was also in such a
>"low resolution" area I couldn't make it out.
>Mind telling me how specifically you get to Suzuka?
>Or how you search to find other tracks?
Well, that one i've found by typing in "Suzuka, Japan". If the area is
high res, it is quite easy to find a track by zooming out a few
levels. But if it's low-res, forget it. It's just green blobs. :(
I'll tack some coords on the end of this, but if you want to search
fro the rest, fire up GE and an instance of your browser and point it
to formula1.com. click on the circuit icons and select "circuit" when
the page loads. This, towards the end of the writeup, gives you an
idea of where the circuit is in relation to known cities and places,
the interactive circuit gives you the layout of the track.
Then you go back to GE, make sure "roads" are clicked on and type for
instance "Suzuka, Japan" and if you get hi-res ove that area, then pan
around until you find the track. Suzuka was easy as the outlay of the
track is so unique, you just can't miss it.
It can be a bit of doing though, but at least it's a perfectly useless
time wasting exercise. ;-)
For instance, find ***y Magny cours, it's apparently half way
between Lyon and Paris. Great.. that's only about a zillion square
Anyway, here are the first few i've just looked up :
Type the coords into the search pane(fly tab) exactly how you see them
below. ie : S 37 51 1 , E 144 58 15
Most of them should take you above the pit buildings, or near enough.
Suzuka E 136 32 23, N 34 50 37.5
Melbourne: S 37 51 1 , E 144 58 15
Imola: E 11 42 54 , N 44 20 39
Barcelona: E 2 15 39, N 41 34 13
Monaco: E 7 25 46.2, N 43 44 24.9 ; Loews. Keep getting lost on it.
Montreal: N 45 30 5.4, W 73 31 21
Indianapolis: N 39 47 37, W 86 14 15
The other nine is yours to find.. for now anyway. ;-)