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Author Topic: [GAME] Find something beautiful on Google Maps  (Read 2221 times)

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[GAME] Find something beautiful on Google Maps
« on: June 08, 2014, 09:34:22 AM »
I was checking out some news related geography, and got sidetracked, then thought this might be a fun game...

Browse Google Maps somewhere and find a particularly beautiful scene -- a) post the URL, b) post a screenshot (JPG).

You'll need to use Earth view and zoom in to see the photos in the lower panel.

I'll go first:

https://www.google.c...!1s23243230!2e1!3e10

Super_Simple_resized_Screenshot - 2014_06_09 , 12_31_21 AM_1240x783.jpg

You can pan around and find more gorgeous scenes there.

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Re: [GAME] Find something beautiful on Google Maps
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 07:17:43 PM »
Sounds like fun! :Thmbsup:

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Re: [GAME] Find something beautiful on Google Maps
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2014, 11:26:10 PM »
Sounds like fun! :Thmbsup:

Actually, sounds more like crickets/failure. ;)

Oh well.
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Re: [GAME] Find something beautiful on Google Maps
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 01:35:45 AM »
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The Google Earth Plugin is currently only available on Windows and Mac OS X 10.6+.

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... or else I'd play.   Multnomah Falls, Hoh Rain Forest, Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington are all beautiful places, but I can't 'Earth View' them on Google Maps.  Sorry 'bout that.

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Re: [GAME] Find something beautiful on Google Maps
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 05:12:17 AM »
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The Google Earth Plugin is currently only available on Windows and Mac OS X 10.6+.

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... or else I'd play.   Multnomah Falls, Hoh Rain Forest, Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington are all beautiful places, but I can't 'Earth View' them on Google Maps.  Sorry 'bout that.

There's no Google Earth application/client for Linux? :huh:


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Re: [GAME] Find something beautiful on Google Maps
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2014, 08:28:11 PM »
Oh, there's a Google Earth version for Linux alright (your choice of 32 or 64-bit .debs and .rpms), I'm just not in the mood to install something from "Don't be evil" & Co. at the moment.
What I was talking about was that there is a Google Earth plugin that you can use when perusing Google maps.  There is no Linux version of the plugin. See here:  https://maps.google....maps?ftr=earth.promo

This is what I get:

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earthview3.png[GAME] Find something beautiful on Google Maps

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