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A new satellite, dubbed WorldView I, is to be launched on Tuesday that will provide Google with sharper images for its Google Earth program. Together with the company's existing Quickbird satellite, Google will be able to collect 600,000 square kilometers of high-resolution imagery each day compared to only that amount previously each week.

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Keep up the good work google, all you need to do is make you own version of directx, implant that into goobuntu, and make goobuntu similair to windows but without the microsoft crap, then you'll be the best company ever lmao
 
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god a webpage so simple growing so much, so fast. ....keep up the good work :nutkick:
 
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This will be nice. The only maps I've seen so far that show a current view of my city (Reno), is MSN maps. In google and yahoo, my house isn't even built yet.
 

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A new satellite, dubbed WorldView I, is to be launched on Tuesday that will provide Google with sharper images for its Google Earth program. Together with the company's existing Quickbird satellite, Google will be able to collect 600,000 square kilometers of high-resolution imagery each day compared to only that amount previously each week.

Source: Reuters
I wonder how this will affect areas in the world that do not want to be seen i.e the controversy in India over military bases and other sensitive spots in their country. This is almost prime for a U.S. government intervention should they find it necessary to hide Area 51 still lol:laugh::laugh::laugh:
 

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anyone here the controversy about the government having a base in the bermuda triange and that they are the ones that are causing the strange stuff happening there to keep their base secret so that they could do who knows what?
 

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Whoot!
Now I'll finally be able to see everything clearly, and zoom in furthur.
 
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Good. In Google Earth, the picture of our street is when we had the old car. 4 years ago.
 

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Keep up the good work google, all you need to do is make you own version of directx, implant that into goobuntu, and make goobuntu similair to windows but without the microsoft crap, then you'll be the best company ever lmao
didnt microsoft buy Google? or am I mixing it with youtube, oh wait but that was bought by google! aaah what a mess
 

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Countries can tell Google what spots they don't want to be available in high res. But then there are countries like North Korea who just "don't talk", so Google has high res pictures of their military bases :)

Google Maps is fine but, kinda disturbing too, I mean... a company has images of my city, my house, my planet... weird thought.
 

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Countries can tell Google what spots they don't want to be available in high res. But then there are countries like North Korea who just "don't talk", so Google has high res pictures of their military bases :)

Google Maps is fine but, kinda disturbing too, I mean... a company has images of my city, my house, my planet... weird thought.
lol north korea! do they even know what google is?
 
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Sweet sounds cool. Now it's a good thing the arrow doesn't point at my house, just at my street :laugh:
 

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that's good news, i hope they find the earings that i've lost last night.lol
Only another 208,324,651,783,429 high resolutioon pictures left to go:laugh::laugh::laugh:
 

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Good. In Google Earth, the picture of our street is when we had the old car. 4 years ago.
Only 4 years ago? :p

Theres a white car in front of my driveway and my dad got rid of his white Nissan like over 6 years ago.. Unless it was a guest's car or something..
 

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my google earth images are never updated. Its still showing my house from years ago when I ddint even live here. What the hell is up with that? I even have the pro version.
 

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my google earth images are never updated. Its still showing my house from years ago when I ddint even live here. What the hell is up with that? I even have the pro version.
wtf is the difference between the pro version and normal version? I had both and I saw no difference what so ever
 
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wtf is the difference between the pro version and normal version? I had both and I saw no difference what so ever
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Only 4 years ago? :p

Theres a white car in front of my driveway and my dad got rid of his white Nissan like over 6 years ago.. Unless it was a guest's car or something..

I'm not sure exactly. It might have been 6, maybe even 7. I dunno. Maybe even before we moved in, 8 years ago.
 
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When will be satellite be travelling over the nudist beaches? LOL :roll:
 

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The next step is Google Earth Live then
That would be pretty cool but I don't think the government would allow that ;)
 

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That would be pretty cool but I don't think the government would allow that ;)
lmao true, but google earth is already a good invasion of privacy, now if it was live and just for us, it'd be sweet cause then we could watch terriosts live via satelite. "hey look, osama's having some fun with himself" :roll:
 
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now google have to invent googletransport "log on to google earth pick a place and beam to your destination. its simple point, click and beam to your location anywhere in the world!"

now that would be a company