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Old 07-07-2005   #1
 
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just had a great geek-out moment with this new program from Google (old Keyhole satallite mapping tool). Check it out, you can scout rivers from your PC!! j/k the images aren't quite that good (non-military restrictioned) and they aren't up to date, but you can see rapids and takeouts and wierd stuff hiding behind mountains. pretty cool stuph -t

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Old 07-07-2005   #2
 
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wow... great find T-Boner... who told you about this one?
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Old 07-07-2005   #3
 
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Maybe better yet, check out worldwind.com

I can't get it because I have a Mac and it's only Windows but from what I've seen on their home page, this thing is better than keyhole.

Compare it and let us know...

PS I've been scouting rivers via terraserver for a while...
Here's Gore Canyon...

http://terraserver.microsoft.com/ima...22144&z=13&w=2
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Originally Posted by Ole Rivers
Here's Gore Canyon...
hmm, if you look real close you can see me swimming tunnel falls. bad timing on my part i guess.
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Word, that google earth shit freaked me out when my buddy sent me a pretty clear image of my house with my car in the driveway. He wrote, "Big brother has always been watching, just now little brother is too."

Not for mac, though, so I'm sol. Whatever, microsoft sucks.
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Ole Rivers- worldwind.com just takes me to a search site. can't find anything on it related to satallite imagery. are you sure that's what it's called?
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fantastic!

hell, you can scout the line through rigo with it!
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tboner,
try worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/
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using the tilt button you can fly down the rivers!!!

if anyone wants to check out Bailey Canyon, Four Falls, go to 39deg 23'16.52" N by 105deg 25' 18.78" W

go down real close, tilt it on side and you can see the whole drop. fly down the rapid until you can see the wood pile river left just above the 3rd drop!!! this is too cool...
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http://moon.google.com/

Make sure to zoom in as far as you can.

now I'm waiting for mars.google.com!
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